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UMBC Retrievers vs Towson Tigers Preview

Towson TigersUMBC Retrievers
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | RAC Arena

Towson Tigers vs UMBC Retrievers Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Towson when they take on the UMBC Retrievers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Retrievers are 1-5 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 3-3 and 1-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UMBC boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Towson is 0-0.

View Towson vs UMBC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Retrievers rated this week at No. 209 and the Tigers sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-60 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UMBC has the nation's No. 177-rated offensive output, at 68 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 122 allowing on average 63.5 PPG. The Retrievers FG% has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, Towson features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. UMBC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Towson was a 65-53 loser on the road against Loyola. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Towson got 13 points from Jerome Hairston but lost anyway, 65-53, to Loyola on Monday at Reitz Arena.

In their last action, UMBC was an 83-65 loser at home against Canisius. Ryan Cook scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Retrievers to a win (they lost 83-65 to Canisius at RAC Arena on Thursday).

Towson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Vermont are 4-6
After playing Loyola are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Tigers at Retrievers trends to consider:
Towson is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against UMBC
Towson is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games on the road

Next up:
Towson at Vermont, Wednesday, December 5
UMBC at George Mason, Tuesday, December 4