Boston University Terriers vs UMBC Retrievers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UMBC and Boston University on Saturday, with the host Retrievers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
UMBC battles the Terriers, currently sitting with a 16-11 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Retrievers and 0-2 for the Terriers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Retrievers - Terriers odds would favor the Terriers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UMBC is rated No. 297 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston University is at No. 120. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-58 win for the Terriers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Terriers rank No. 256 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.7 per game. That compares with UMBC’s No. 234 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UMBC is college basketball's No. 157-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Terriers rate No. 18 with 8.3 per game.
Defensively, Boston University features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. UMBC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 276 nationally in scoring at home.
Boston University was a 79-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Albany. John Papale scored 18 points leading the Terriers to a 79-69 victory over Albany at Case Gymnasium on Wednesday.
UMBC was an 83-39 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stony Brook. The Retrievers were hammered by Stony Brook on Tuesday, losing by an 83-39 final at Stony Brook Sports Complex in college basketball betting action.
Boston University home to Stony Brook, Thursday, February 28
UMBC at Hartford, Thursday, February 28