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Vermont Catamounts vs UMBC Retrievers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Vermont Catamounts travelling to UMBC Saturday to take on the Retrievers.
The Retrievers bring a 6-17 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-7 Catamounts, who are 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UMBC go 0-0 so far and the Catamounts go 2-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 143-rated Vermont taking on the No. 290-rated Retrievers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-56 win for the Catamounts on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UMBC's No. 251-ranked offense, averaging 64.1 PPG, against a Catamounts defense that ranks No. 15 at 57.5 PPG. The Retrievers field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.
Defensively, Vermont features the nation's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.7 points per game. UMBC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 254 nationally in scoring at home.
Vermont won its last outing, a 63-48 result against New Hampshire on February 6. Vermont got 16 points from Luke Apfeld en route to a 63-48 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday at Roy Patrick Gym.
UMBC was a 79-56 loser in its last match at home against Albany. UMBC was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Albany and falling by a 79-56 score at RAC Arena.
Vermont home to Boston University, Tuesday, February 12
UMBC at New Hampshire, Wednesday, February 13