Vermont Catamounts at UMBC Retrievers Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The Vermont Catamounts (10-6, 0-1 AmEast) will be at the UMBC Event Center to take on the UMBC Retrievers (7-10, 0-2 AmEast) in an AmEast matchup. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Vermont Catamounts at UMBC Retrievers Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Retrievers fell to the Binghamton Bearcats, 79-75, while the Catamounts were defeated by the Stony Brook Seawolves, 81-77.

Vermont did a terrific job of making free throws (19-23; 82.6 percent) while UMBC had a turnover percentage of 5.5 (better than their season average of 17.5). UMBC was led by R.J. Eytle-Rock, who put up 18 points. Anthony Lamb, meanwhile had a good game for Vermont, contributing 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

The Retrievers captured this series last year, securing victories in two out of three games. In the last game, Vermont won 66-49. Vermont won the rebounding battle. The Catamounts had 11 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the Retrievers had four and 27, respectively. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

UMBC might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they clash against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Vermont ranks 51st in defensive efficiency, while the Retrievers rank 193rd in offensive efficiency.

Vermont Catamounts at UMBC Retrievers Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Vermont, ATS Winner – Vermont, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Vermont averages 25.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 60th in the NCAA. UMBC ranks 187th in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
  • The Catamounts average 37.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 109th in the nation. The Retrievers rank 117th in rebounds allowed per game (34.6).
  • The Catamounts rank 35th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while the Retrievers rank 65th (11.4).
  • Vermont ranks 67th in blocks per game (3.9) while UMBC ranks 84th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Catamounts have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (4.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (3.1 above their season average).
  • The Retrievers have been outscored by an average of 5.4 points in their last five games. For the season, UMBC has defeated opponents by an average of 2.7 points.