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Bryant vs UMBC Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Retrievers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Bryant Bulldogs at UMBC Retrievers
- Where: Baltimore at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Bryant +1, BRYANT -105 | UMBC -118 O/U 160.0
The Bryant will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 16-8. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 6-6. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 7 times, going 1-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Bryant will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Sherif Kenney who is averaging 16.7 points per game for the Bulldogs. Kenney is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulldogs’ offensive game plan is the play of Charles Pride who has hit 46.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.46 points per game.
Bryant comes into today’s matchup vs UMBC, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.9 points per game. Through 24 games, they have hit 43.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulldogs have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 257th in possessions per game.
UMBC heads into this matchup having played 26 games and have an overall record sitting at 16-10. So far this season, UMBC has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Retrievers as the -1 point favorites. The Retrievers have been favored 15 times, going 13-2 straight up.
UMBC’s leading scorer this season is Colton Lawrence, who is averaging 12.81 points per contest. So far, Lawrence has accounted for 17.02% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.5 rebounds per game and 1.69 assists. Jacob Boonyasith is the second leading scorer for the Retrievers, averaging 11.23 points per game. Between him and Boonyasith, they are accounting for 31.9% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, UMBC comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 416th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Retrievers’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 42.47% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Bryant Bulldogs +1
Heading into this matchup between the UMBC Retrievers and Bryant Bulldogs we have a strong lean on taking the points with Bryant at +1. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Bryant to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Bryant Bulldogs at +1. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.