Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers home to UMBC Retrievers in NCAA Basketball betting action
UMBC Retrievers vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Odds
UMBC travels to Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-10 record with a victory over the Mountaineers.
Mount St. Mary's battles the Retrievers, currently sitting with a 2-10 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0-1 for the Mountaineers and 0-0 for the Retrievers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mountaineers sit at No. 336 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Retrievers sit at No. 306 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Retrievers will win this game 60-57.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mount St. Mary's has the nation's No. 296-rated offensive output, at 61 PPG. The visiting Retrievers defense ranks No. 320 allowing on average 75.3 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Retrievers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.5% per game.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.5 points per game. Mount St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for UMBC, they were a 69-61 loser as they battled DePaul on the road. The Retrievers got 15 points from Aaron Morgan, but it was DePaul that prevailed in a 69-61 final on Saturday at Allstate Arena.
Mount St. Mary's lost its last outing, an 87-66 result against Western Michigan on December 22. Mount St. Mary's was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Western Michigan and falling by an 87-66 score at University Arena.
UMBC at Albany, Wednesday, January 2
Mount St. Mary's home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Thursday, January 3