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UMBC Retrievers vs Vermont Catamounts Odds
The UMBC Retrievers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Catamounts in Vermont at SEFCU Arena on Sunday in college basketball action.
This game is part of the America East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (SEFCU Arena).
The Catamounts currently sports a 20-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-0 ATS. The Retrievers are 8-22 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Catamounts produce a 3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Retrievers have gone 1-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 134-rated Catamounts and the No. 297-ranked Retrievers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-56 result in favor of the Catamounts.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vermont's No. 274-ranked offense, averaging 63.2 PPG, against a Retrievers defense that ranks No. 281 at 71 PPG. The Catamounts field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Retrievers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 289-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Vermont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 282 nationally in scoring at home.
UMBC won its last outing, a 69-62 result against Hartford on March 9. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. UMBC earned a 69-62 victory over Hartford on Saturday, getting 24 points from Ryan Cook at SEFCU Arena.
Last time out for Vermont, they were a 61-42 winner as they battled New Hampshire at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. The Catamounts grabbed a 61-42 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Candon Rusin at SEFCU Arena.