UMBC Retrievers vs. Binghamton Bearcats Betting Prediction 01/08/20

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The UMBC Retrievers (7-9, 0-1 AmEast) travel to Events Center to go head-to-head with the Binghamton Bearcats (6-8, 0-1 AmEast). The Retrievers will try to end a five-game road losing streak. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

UMBC Retrievers vs. Binghamton Bearcats Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Bearcats fell to the Albany Great Danes, 74-62, while the Retrievers were defeated by the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 86-73.

UMBC held UMass Lowell to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.1 (below their season average of 29.4) while Binghamton forced Albany into a turnover percentage of 18.0 (above the 11.2 mark opponents have averaged against Binghamton this season). Sam Sessoms put together a solid game for Binghamton with 22 points. UMBC, meanwhile, was lifted by Brandon Horvath, who had 19 points and 11 rebounds.

The Retrievers dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent matchup, UMBC won 64-50. The Retrievers’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Bearcats. UMBC had a rate of 13.6, while Binghamton posted a mark of 21.1. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Binghamton could struggle to create turnovers. UMBC ranks 206th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 19.9 percent), while Binghamton forces the fewest turnovers (13.8 percent).

UMBC Retrievers at Binghamton Bearcats Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Binghamton, ATS Winner – Binghamton, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Binghamton ranks 11th in three pointers attempted per game (29.3) while UMBC ranks 178th in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
  • The Retrievers rank 117th in rebounds allowed per game (34.6) while the Bearcats rank 264th (40.1).
  • UMBC ranks 92nd in assists per game (14.2) while Binghamton ranks 169th in assists allowed per game (13.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bearcats have outscored opponents by an average of 0.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Binghamton has lost by an average of 4.4 points.
  • During their last five games, the Retrievers have scored an average of 71.2 points per game (0.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.0 points per game (6.0 above their season average).