Vermont vs. Arkansas Prediction
Four-seeded Arkansas will look to avoid being an upset victim on Thursday night when the Razorbacks take on 13-seed Vermont at 9:20 p.m. ET. Will the Hogs cover as 5-point favorites or are the Catamounts the better play as a dog?
721 Vermont Catamounts (+5) vs. 722 Arkansas Razorbacks (-5); o/u 139
9:20 p.m. ET, KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Vermont Catamounts DFS Snapshot
Ben Shungu amassed 19 points (9-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and three steals in 35 minutes during Saturday's 82-43 victory over UMBC. Shungu and Ryan Davis led the way for Vermont once again in what turned out to be a rout of UMBC. Shungu is now putting up 16.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals why shooting over 41 percent from behind the arc. He will need to have another big game on Thursday against Arkansas to help Vermont pull of the upset.
Arkansas Razorbacks DFS Snapshot
Au'Diese Toney recorded 22 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 38 minutes during Friday's 79-67 win over LSU. Toney missed the game versus Tennessee with an ankle injury and was thought that he may be limited versus LSU but he showed no signs of limitations. Toney had one of his best game of the season and is playing great basketball just in time for the big dance.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Catamounts are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games following a win of more than 20 points, are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning record and are 6-2 at the window in their last eight games overall. On the other side, the Razorbacks are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games as a favorite and are 1-7-1 against the number in their last nine Thursday games.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: VERMONT CATAMOUNTS +5