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UMBC Retrievers take on Black Bears in college basketball test

UMBC RetrieversMaine Black Bears
Jan 7, 2:30 PM | Harold Alfond Sports Arena

UMBC Retrievers vs Maine Black Bears Odds


The visiting Retrievers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Harold Alfond Sports Arena against the Maine Black Bears.

The Black Bears sport records of 7-5 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Retrievers have 2-12 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Black Bears and 0-0 for the Retrievers.

View UMBC vs Maine Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Black Bears - Retrievers odds would favor the Black Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Maine is rated No. 140 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UMBC is at No. 321. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-58 win for the Black Bears.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Maine's No. 165-rated squad against UMBC's No. 71-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Maine rates No. 116 in the country with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 256 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 317-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.1 points per game. Maine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

UMBC lost its last outing, an 89-72 result against Albany on January 5. Chase Plummer scored 25 points for UMBC on Thursday, but the Great Danes managed an 89-72 victory over the Retrievers at RAC Arena.

Maine was a 76-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Binghamton. The Black Bears got a terrific 25-point effort from Alasdair Fraser as Maine defeated Binghamton 76-61 on Monday at BU Events Center.

Next up:
UMBC home to Stony Brook, Wednesday, January 11
Maine home to Boston University, Wednesday, January 11