Towson Tigers vs. UMBC Retrievers ATS Prediction


The Towson Tigers (2-7) will travel to the Retriever Activities Center to meet the UMBC Retrievers (6-4). The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Towson Tigers at UMBC Retrievers Betting Odds

Both teams got blown out in their last contest. The Retrievers fell to the Marquette Golden Eagles, 67-42, while the Tigers were defeated by the fifth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 73-42.

Towson had a better free throw rate (0.293 vs. 0.204) while UMBC had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 14.1). UMBC rallied around Arkel Lamar, who had 11 points and six rebounds. Brian Fobbs played a key role for Towson with nine points and six rebounds.

The Tigers won the only game between these two teams last year, 78-65. Towson’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over UMBC. The Tigers had a rate of 0.525 while the Retrievers posted a mark of 0.362.

The inefficient offense of Towson will clash against the elite defense of UMBC. Dating back to last season, the Tigers rank 277th in offensive efficiency, while the Retrievers are 16th in defensive efficiency. The Retrievers figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

Towson Tigers vs. UMBC Retrievers Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UMBC ranks 42nd in three pointers attempted per game (26.0) while Towson ranks 264th (18.0).
  • The Tigers rank 44th in rebounds allowed per game (32.6) while the Retrievers rank 111th (35.4).
  • Towson is fourth in the nation with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while UMBC is 44th with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Retrievers rank 24th in steals per game (7.7) while the Tigers rank 160th (6.4).
  • UMBC ranks 132nd in assists per game (14.9) while Towson ranks 253rd (11.6).