The Vermont Catamounts and the Providence Friars continue to tune-up for conference play when they meet in nonconference action on Tuesday night. The Catamounts (6-3), who have three America East titles in the past five seasons, boast a 125-36 record since the start of the 2016-17 season. The Friars (8-1) have posted an 86-7 all-time mark vs. America East teams, including a 69-58 win over New Hampshire on Nov. 18. Providence has won all eight previous meetings with Vermont.
The game from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., is scheduled to tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET. Vermont is averaging 65.3 points per game, while Providence averages 71.6. The Friars are six-point favorites in the latest Vermont vs. Providence odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 128.5. Before locking in any Providence vs. Vermont picks, check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Providence vs. Vermont. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and betting trends for Vermont vs. Providence:
- Providence vs. Vermont spread: Providence -6
- Providence vs. Vermont over-under: 128.5 points
- Providence vs. Vermont money line: Providence -300, Vermont +240
- VER: The Under is 5-1 in the Catamounts last six road games
- PRO: The Friars are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning straight-up record
Featured Game | Providence Friars vs. Vermont Catamounts
Why Providence can cover
Center Nate Watson (15.1 ppg) is the team’s biggest star, but he’s not the only one putting up solid numbers. Friars senior forward Noah Horchler is coming off a 16-point, seven-rebound effort in Saturday’s 66-52 win over Rhode Island. It was his seventh double-digit performance. Horchler’s best game was a 25-point, 11-rebound effort in an 85-71 win over Saint Peter’s on Nov. 27, his third double-double of the season. For the year, he is averaging 11.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Senior guard A.J. Reeves has also been a big contributor on offense, averaging 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He has scored in double figures four times, including two of the past three games. His best game was a 14-point, eight-rebound performance against Texas Tech on Wednesday. Last season, Reeves averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds.
Why Vermont can cover
The Catamounts are powered by senior forward Ryan Davis, who has scored in double figures in each of the last three games. He leads Vermont in scoring at 16.8 points per game, and also averages 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 assists. Davis was named America East Player of the Week on Nov. 22, and has been the Catamounts’ leading scorer in five games this year. He is on the Lou Henson National Player of the Year Watch List, the first Vermont player named since Anthony Lamb 2019-20.
Graduate student guard Ben Shungu is second on the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game, connecting on 44.2 percent of his field goals. He also averages 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Shungu is coming off a 13-point, four-assist performance in Wednesday’s win over Dartmouth. He posted a career-high 27 points in a 68-57 loss at Maryland on Nov. 13.