American Eagles visit UMBC Retrievers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
American Eagles vs UMBC Retrievers Odds
The UMBC Retrievers host American on Thursday, looking to build on their 2-6 mark against the 3-5 Eagles in college hoops action at RAC Arena.
Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 3-5 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Retrievers are at 2-6 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Retrievers are 0-0, while the Eagles have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 274-rated Retrievers and the No. 318-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 59-57 result in favor of the Retrievers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UMBC's No. 190-rated squad against American's No. 341-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UMBC rates No. 204 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 224 nationally with 5.5 per match.
Defensively, American features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. UMBC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.
American was a 55-50 loser in its last match on the road against Howard. The Eagles got 11 points from Daniel Munoz, but it was Howard that prevailed in a 55-50 final on Tuesday at Burr Gymnasium.
Last time out for UMBC, they were a 74-63 loser as they battled George Mason on the road. UMBC suffered a 74-63 loss against George Mason on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Brett Roseboro in a losing effort at Patriot Center.
American home to Columbia, Sunday, December 9
UMBC at Norfolk State, Sunday, December 9