FGCU Eagles vs. UMBC Retrievers Free Prediction 12/16/18

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The UMBC Retrievers (6-5) will be at home in the Retriever Activities Center when they take on the FGCU Eagles (3-8). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

FGCU Eagles vs. UMBC Retrievers Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Retrievers got blown out by the Marquette Golden Eagles, 67-42, while the Eagles lost to the Illinois State Redbirds, 74-66.

FGCU was lights out from beyond the arc (12-29; 41.4 percent) while UMBC had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 14.1). Arkel Lamar played well for UMBC, putting up 11 points and six rebounds. FGCU, meanwhile, was led by Schadrac Casimir, who had 18 points.

Points at the line might be hard to come by for UMBC in this contest. The Retrievers currently rank 236th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.219, while FGCU ranks 69th in FTA rate allowed (0.195).

FGCU vs. UMBC Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – UMBC, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UMBC ranks 57th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while FGCU ranks 256th (16.8).
  • The Retrievers rank 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Eagles rank 99th (3.3).
  • UMBC ranks 185th in rebounds per game (34.9) while FGCU ranks 216th in rebounds allowed per game (37.1).
  • The Retrievers rank 26th in steals per game (8.3) while the Eagles rank 182nd in steals allowed per game (7.4).
  • FGCU averages 22.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 133rd in the nation. UMBC ranks 253rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 75.0 points per game (1.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 80.4 points per game (0.8 above their season average).
  • The Retrievers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.0, up from 4.9 for the season.