UMBC Retrievers visit Maine Black Bears in college basketball clash
UMBC Retrievers vs Maine Black Bears Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Maine and UMBC on Saturday, with the host Black Bears trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Maine will face the 2-12 Retrievers, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Black Bears are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Retrievers are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Black Bears at No. 199 and the Retrievers at No. 317 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 65-61 result in favor of the Black Bears.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Retrievers is ranked No. 211 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Maine’s No. 65 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maine is the No. 308-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while UMBC rates No. 254 at 5.4 per game.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Maine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 87 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, UMBC was a 65-48 loser on the road against Albany. UMBC suffered a 65-48 loss against Albany on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Ryan Cook in a losing effort at SEFCU Arena.
Maine was a 63-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Boston University. Maine got 17 points from Alasdair Fraser en route to a 63-58 victory over Boston University on Wednesday at Harold Alfond Sports Arena.
UMBC home to New Hampshire, Wednesday, January 9
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