Vermont Catamounts vs UNI Panthers Prediction, 11/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vermont Catamounts vs UNI Panthers
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, IA
The UNI Panthers (10-15 last year) welcome the Vermont Catamounts (10-5 last season) at McLeod Center on Thursday.
The Vermont Catamounts took the court against the Hartford Hawks and ended up losing by a score of 71-65 in their last game. Vermont wrapped up the contest with a 44.8% field goal percentage (26 of 58) and converted 5 of their 18 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Catamounts converted 8 of 9 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. With regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 21 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 13 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to the defense, Vermont allowed 62.8% from the field on 27 out of 43 shooting. Hartford doled out 10 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Hartford totaled 23 rebounds (2 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Hartford shot 63.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 7 of 11 shots. They also buried 10 of 19 shots from downtown. When talking about fouls, the Catamounts ended up with 15 while the Hawks accounted for 17 fouls.
Ben Shungu is one player who was a contributor in the game. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and also distributed 6 assists. He played 36 minutes played and totaled 1 rebound. He recorded 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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Vermont will play this game after finishing with a win-loss mark of 10-5 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per game and as a unit committed 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a squad, Vermont pulled in 34.9 boards per game and totaled 211 dimes last year, which had them ranked 316th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Catamounts connected on 34.4% on 3-pointers (116 of 337) and 78.0% from the free throw line. They had an average of 73.0 pts per contest (124th in Division 1) while going 46.3% from the field.
On defense, the Catamounts were able to force their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They gave up 31.2% from 3-point land and they were 26th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (63.4). The Catamounts defense gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.7% (330 of 810) and they conceded 31.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They were 4th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 145 conceded over the course of last season.
The last time they took the court, the UNI Panthers walked away with a victory by a final of 65-60 when they faced the Illinois State Redbirds. The Panthers pulled down 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the game. They also gave up possession 13 times, while getting 11 steals for this contest. The Redbirds earned 14 fouls in this matchup which took the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 64.3%. Regarding three-point shots, UNI buried 4 out of 21 attempts (19.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Panthers shot 26 out of 60 from the floor which had them shooting 43.3%. The Panthers allowed the Redbirds to bury 24 of 58 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.4% in the game. They finished 17.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 4 out of 23 and ended up shooting 8 out of 10 at the charity stripe (80.0%). In the matter of attacking the glass, UNI allowed Illinois State to pull down 31 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Tywhon Pickford pitched in for the Panthers in this contest. He buried 5 out of 6 for this game for a rate of 83.3%, and earned 9 rebounds. He tallied 11 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 dimes in the game.
UNI had a record of 10-15 last season. As an offense, the Panthers connected on 44.3% from the field, which ranked them 169th in D-1. UNI accounted for 1,738 pts throughout last year (69.5 per game) and they snagged 35.8 boards per game. They dished out assists 13.2 times per contest (176th in D-1) and they lost possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest. The Panthers were responsible for committing 15.2 personal fouls every game and they connected on 68.3% from the free throw line.
The Panthers on defense were ranked 204th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 71.2. They forced their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 45.3% from the floor (263rd in D-1). The UNI defense allowed 32.8% on 3-point attempts (200 of 609) and their opponents made 73.7% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 13.7 dimes and 33.5 total rebounds per game, ranking them 234th and 101st in college hoops.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Vermont
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