Monday, January 2, 2017
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The Harvard Crimson travel to Patrick Gym to play the Vermont Catamounts on Monday, January 2, 2017.
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The Crimson come into this game with an overall record of 6-4 and a road record of 2-1. They are 5-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Catamounts have an overall record of 9-5 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 1-3 and they are 2-2 against the spread.
Bryce Aiken comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night so far this season for the Crimson. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Seth Towns averages 12.2 points per game in 24.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Harvard. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Payton Henson averages 12.8 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year for the Catamounts. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Anthony Lamb averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Harvard averages 67.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 273rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 119th in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 176th and 49th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 15.1 per game. The Crimson allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 75th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 139th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in Division 1.
Vermont averages 70.8 points per game this year which ranks them 211th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 88th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 33 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 289th and 220th respectively. In the turnover department the Catamounts rank 69th with 12.2 per game. The Catamounts allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 240th and 315th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 128th place in the nation. The Catamounts force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in college basketball.
The Crimson average 66.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Crimson have an offensive rating of 101.1 and they assist on 72.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Harvard turns the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Crimson give up 68 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Catamounts score 69.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.8 points per game. The Catamounts have a rating on offense of 106.5 and 52% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Vermont turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31%. The Catamounts give up 64 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 5-2 against the spread
The Harvard Crimson are 4-3 against the over/under
Vermont Catamounts Betting Trends
The Vermont Catamounts are 2-2 against the spread
The Vermont Catamounts are 1-3 against the over/under
Harvard Crimson Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vermont Catamounts Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Vermont
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