UMBC Retrievers visit Boston University Terriers in college basketball clash
UMBC Retrievers vs Boston University Terriers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting UMBC Retrievers travelling to Boston University Saturday to take on the Terriers.
The Terriers bring a 10-10 record (1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-15 Retrievers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Boston University go 0-2 so far and the Retrievers go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Terriers - Retrievers odds would favor the Terriers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston University is rated No. 163 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UMBC is at No. 295. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-59 win for the Terriers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Retrievers rank No. 211 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Boston University’s No. 290 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston University is college basketball's No. 25-ranked team at 8.2 per game, while the Retrievers rate No. 234 with 5.6 per game.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 267-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Boston University, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.
UMBC was a 67-60 loser in its last match at home against Stony Brook. The Retrievers endured a 67-60 loss at the hands of the Seawolves on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Ryan Cook at RAC Arena.
Boston University was an 85-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Albany. The Terriers grabbed an 85-80 win over the Great Danes on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Maurice Watson Jr. at SEFCU Arena.
UMBC at Binghamton, Wednesday, January 30
Boston University at Hartford, Saturday, February 2