Maine Black Bears vs UMBC Retrievers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Maine when they take on the UMBC Retrievers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Retrievers sit at 5-16 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Black Bears are currently 8-13 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UMBC is 0-0 OU, and Maine is 1-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 297-ranked Retrievers and the No. 204-rated Black Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-62 win for the Black Bears on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Black Bears rank No. 37 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.5 per game. That compares with UMBC’s No. 217 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UMBC is college basketball's No. 178-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Black Bears rate No. 287 with 4.9 per game.
Defensively, Maine features the nation's No. 322-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. UMBC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.
Maine lost its last outing, a 57-54 result against New Hampshire on January 30. Alasdair Fraser scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Black Bears to a win (they lost 57-54 to New Hampshire at Harold Alfond Sports Arena on Wednesday).
UMBC won its last outing, a 61-58 result against Binghamton on January 30. UMBC got 18 points from Brian Neller en route to a 61-58 victory over Binghamton on Wednesday at BU Events Center.
Maine at Boston University, Tuesday, February 5
UMBC home to Albany, Wednesday, February 6