Vermont vs Purdue 3/16/2017 Free NCAA Tournament Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 3/13/2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The 13 seed Vermont Catamounts head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the 4 seed Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the NCAA Tournament. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 9 point favorites.
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The Catamounts come into this game with an overall record of 26-5. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 25-6. They have an over/under record of 15-12 and they are 17-11 against the spread.
Anthony Lamb comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 22.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Catamounts. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Payton Henson averages 11.3 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Vermont. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Caleb Swanigan averages 18.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Isaac Haas averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Vermont averages 73.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 172nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 88th in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 264th and 184th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 319th with 11.3 per game. The Catamounts allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 80.1 points per game this year which ranks them 34th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 7th in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 62nd and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 183rd with 13.1 per game. The Boilermakers allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 54th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in college basketball.
The Catamounts are 34th in the nation in offensive rating at 112.5. They assist on 49.7% of their shots, which ranks 239th in the country. In terms of pace they average 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 329th among D-1 teams. They are 27th in effective field goal percentage with 56%. As a team they are 33rd in the country in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Vermont turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 53.1% places them 55th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.4%.
The Boilermakers are 26th in the nation in offensive rating at 113.1. They assist on 64.9% of their shots, which ranks 3rd in the country. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 155th among D-1 teams. They are 21st in effective field goal percentage with 56%. As a team they are 14th in the country in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Purdue turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 55% places them 14th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%.
Vermont Catamounts Betting Trends
The Vermont Catamounts are 4-4 against the spread
The Vermont Catamounts are 2-3 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 17-11 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-12 against the over/under
Vermont Catamounts Injuries
No key injuries to report
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
01/29/17 F Basil Smotherman Dismissed has been dismissed
Josh's Pick: Take Vermont +9
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