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UMBC Retrievers take on Tigers in college basketball test

UMBC RetrieversTowson Tigers
Dec 10, 7:00 PM | Towson Center

UMBC Retrievers vs Towson Tigers Odds


The Towson Tigers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the UMBC Retrievers at Towson Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Tigers sit at 0-8 (2-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Retrievers are currently 0-7 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Towson is 3-5 OU, and UMBC is 0-0 OU.

View UMBC vs Towson Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 329-ranked Tigers and the No. 261-rated Retrievers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 51-39 win for the Retrievers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Towson's No. 342 nationally ranked offense (51 points per game) against a Retrievers defense that sits as the No. 318 at 76.9 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 37.1% from the field, less than the Retrievers have managed so far this season (40.1% on average).

Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 313-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.2 points per game. Towson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 339 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UMBC, they were a 69-58 loser as they battled American on the road. UMBC got 18 points from Chase Plummer but lost anyway, 69-58, to American on Thursday at Bender Arena.

In their last action, Towson was an 89-51 loser at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. Towson was run off the court by the Explorers on Wednesday as La Salle routed them 89-51 at Towson Center.

Towson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Coppin State are 0-2
After playing La Salle are 0-1
After a loss are 0-10

A few Retrievers at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Towson's last 6 games at home
Towson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UMBC
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Towson's last 7 games
Towson is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against UMBC

Next up:
UMBC home to Morgan State, Wednesday, December 14
Towson at Coppin State, Wednesday, December 14