UMBC Retrievers at New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The New Hampshire Wildcats (8-9, 1-3 AmEast) welcome the UMBC Retrievers (7-11, 0-3 AmEast) to Lundholm Gym. The Retrievers can snap a six-game road losing streak. The game begins at 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

UMBC Retrievers at New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Wildcats lost a tough one against the Albany Great Danes, 76-73, while the Retrievers got blown out by the Vermont Catamounts, 74-50.

UMBC did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (12-17; 70.6 percent) while New Hampshire held Albany to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.7 (below their season average of 24.2). New Hampshire rallied around Chris Lester, who put up 13 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Brandon Horvath played a pivotal role for UMBC with 14 points.

The Retrievers dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent game, UMBC won 56-53. UMBC’s free throw rate was their largest strength over New Hampshire. The Retrievers had a rate of 0.288, while the Wildcats posted a mark of 0.067. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It will be a showdown of conflicting tempos as the fast-breaking Wildcats will look to push the slower-paced Retrievers. The Wildcats currently rank 79th in possessions per game while the Retrievers are 180th.

UMBC Retrievers at New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – New Hampshire, ATS Winner – New Hampshire, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • New Hampshire ranks second in rebounds per game (43.2) while UMBC ranks 199th (34.3).
  • The Wildcats average 26.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. The Retrievers rank 202nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.8).
  • New Hampshire ranks 23rd in assists allowed per game (10.1) while UMBC ranks 70th (11.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Retrievers have been outscored by an average of 5.0 points in their last five games. For the season, UMBC has defeated opponents by an average of 1.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 60.0 points per game (10.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (3.1 below their season average).