UMBC Retrievers vs. Hartford Hawks ATS Prediction 01/22/20

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The UMBC Retrievers (7-12, 0-4 AmEast) and the Hartford Hawks (10-9, 3-1 AmEast) battle at Chase Family Arena. The Retrievers will attempt to put an end to a seven-game road losing streak. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

UMBC Retrievers at Hartford Hawks Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Hawks fell to the Vermont Catamounts, 74-57, while the Retrievers were defeated by the New Hampshire Wildcats, 65-60.

UMBC had a free throw rate of 0.271 (above their season average of 0.202) while Hartford did an excellent job of making free throws (9-9; 100.0 percent). Hartford received a boost from Malik Ellison, who contributed 19 points and eight rebounds. K.J. Jackson, meanwhile fueled UMBC with 22 points and nine rebounds.

The Hawks edged out the Retrievers in this series last year, winning two out of three games. In the last matchup, UMBC won 90-85. UMBC’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Retrievers had more offensive rebounds (15 vs. six), defensive rebounds (33 vs. 26) and total rebounds (48 vs. 32). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

UMBC Retrievers at Hartford Hawks ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Hartford, ATS Winner – UMBC, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UMBC ranks 142nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.2) while Hartford ranks 256th (39.0).
  • The Hawks rank 74th in steals per game (7.4) while the Retrievers rank 131st in steals allowed per game (6.7).
  • Hartford ranks 28th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while UMBC ranks 75th (3.1).
  • The Hawks rank 128th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Retrievers rank 211th in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
  • UMBC averages 13.5 assists per game, which ranks 117th in the NCAA. Hartford ranks 186th in assists allowed per game (13.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.2, down from 2.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Retrievers have scored an average of 69.4 points per game (0.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (3.5 above their season average).