New Hampshire Wildcats at UMBC Retrievers Free Prediction 02/15/20

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The New Hampshire Wildcats (11-12, 4-6 AmEast) will be at the UMBC Event Center to take on the UMBC Retrievers (11-14, 4-6 AmEast) in an AmEast matchup. The game begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

New Hampshire Wildcats at UMBC Retrievers Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Retrievers were victorious over the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 60-50, while the Wildcats got blown out by the Vermont Catamounts, 74-50.

The Retrievers had a better free throw rate (0.173 vs. 0.113) and held the River Hawks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.347 (below their season average of 0.517). New Hampshire, on the other hand, held Vermont to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.5 (below their season average of 29.2). K.J. Jackson played a key role for UMBC with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Sean Sutherlin, meanwhile played well for New Hampshire, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Sutherlin led the Wildcats to a 65-60 victory. He registered a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. New Hampshire had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (23.5 vs. 10.8). UMBC, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.271 vs. 0.182).

Second-chance points could be scarce for UMBC in this showdown. The Retrievers currently rank 256th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.1 percent), while New Hampshire ranks fourth in defensive rebounding percentage (79.4 percent).

New Hampshire Wildcats vs. UMBC Retrievers Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – UMBC, ATS Winner – UMBC, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • New Hampshire ranks 52nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.3) while UMBC ranks 239th in three pointers allowed per game (24.2).
  • The Wildcats rank fourth in rebounds per game (42.0) while the Retrievers rank 173rd (34.7).
  • New Hampshire ranks 13th in assists allowed per game (9.8) while UMBC ranks 80th (11.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (1.5 above their season average).
  • The Retrievers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.2, up from 1.7 for the season.