Vermont at Middle Tennessee State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Murphy Athletic Center
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The Vermont Catamounts travel to Murphy Athletic Center to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Middle Tennessee State as 5 point favorites.
Vermont comes into this game with an overall record of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. Middle Tennessee State has an overall record of 24-6. They are averaging 74.8 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Vermont Catamounts Betting Trends
The Vermont Catamounts are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Vermont Catamounts are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 16-12 against the spread this season
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 8-19 against the over/under this year
Key Vermont Catamounts Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Payton Henson averages 12.4 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Trae Bell-Haynes averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Giddy Potts averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Nick King averages 21.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Catamounts allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 130th and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 58th place in the country. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in college basketball. Vermont averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 165th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 11th in D-1. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 278th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 322nd with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Raiders surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 45th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 30.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Raiders are 222nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season. Middle Tennessee State is 149th in Division 1 with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 85th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 84th in the nation. They are 130th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game and 140th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Blue Raiders are 226th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Catamounts are 63rd in the country in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 22nd. They are 337th in college basketball in pace with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 19th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 187th in D-1. Vermont is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 124th in the country.
Middle Tennessee State is 206th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 69th in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are 25th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.2, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 84th. They are 258th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 106th. As a unit they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 265th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vermont/Middle Tennessee State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee State -5
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