UMBC Retrievers visit Vermont Catamounts in college basketball clash
UMBC Retrievers vs Vermont Catamounts Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Vermont vs UMBC battle Saturday at Roy Patrick Gym as the Catamounts look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Catamounts are 9-6 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Retrievers, meanwhile, are 3-13 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vermont go 1-0 and the Retrievers go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Catamounts rated this week at No. 188 and the Retrievers sitting at No. 321. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-56 result in favor of the Catamounts.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Vermont's No. 214-rated squad against UMBC's No. 225-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Vermont rates No. 296 in the country with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 266 nationally with 5.2 per match.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 263-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Vermont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 329 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, UMBC was a 68-57 winner at home against New Hampshire. UMBC got 21 points from Ryan Cook en route to a 68-57 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday at RAC Arena.
Vermont was a 63-53 loser in its last match on the road against Boston University. The Catamounts got 17 points from Sandro Carissimo, but it was Boston University that prevailed in a 63-53 final on Tuesday at Case Gymnasium.
UMBC home to Hartford, Wednesday, January 16
Vermont home to Binghamton, Wednesday, January 16