Binghamton Bearcats vs UMBC Retrievers Prediction, 12/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Binghamton Bearcats vs UMBC Retrievers
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Binghamton (+14)
The Binghamton Bearcats (0-5) head to UMBC Event Center on Sunday where they'll take on the UMBC Retrievers (6-1). UMBC opens this game as 14-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 136.5.
Binghamton will take the court with a mark of 0-5 so far this season. The Bearcats are hitting 33.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (44 of 131) and 53.8% from the charity stripe. They average 63.8 points per contest (298th in the nation) on 41.1% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Binghamton is pulling down 36.6 boards per contest and has accounted for 62 assists this year, which is 266th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Bearcats have forced 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.4 personal fouls. The Bearcats are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.8% (135 of 295) and they surrender 37.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 41st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 51 relinquished on the campaign. They relinquish 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 231st in college hoops in opponents points per game (72.8).
The Binghamton Bearcats faced off with the Stony Brook Seawolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-70 in their last contest. Binghamton finished the game with a 42.4% field goal percentage (28 of 66) and made 11 out of their 29 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bearcats converted 3 of their 8 shots for a rate of 37.5%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 31 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists for the game while earning 5 steals and 4 blocks. When talking about defense, Binghamton allowed 42.4% from the floor on 28 out of 66 shooting. Stony Brook distributed 13 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Seawolves pulled down 36 rebounds (9 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Stony Brook finished shooting 74.1% from the charity stripe by making 20 of 27 attempts. They also buried 8 of 19 shots from beyond the perimeter.
George Tinsley is one player who came through in the matchup. He accumulated 16 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He played 42 mins and totaled 8 rebounds. Tinsley shot 50.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Bearcats was Brenton Mills. He collected 3 boards and also had 5 dimes. He shot 29.4% from the field for this game by shooting 5-of-17 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Mills played for 38 min.
UMBC has a win-loss record of 6-1 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Retrievers are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 137th in the nation. UMBC has totaled 506 points on the campaign (72.3 per game) and they grab 38.6 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.4 times per contest (179th in D-1) and they turn it over 16.0 times per game. The Retrievers are responsible for committing 17.7 personal fouls per game and they shoot 67.9% from the charity stripe. The Retrievers on the defensive end are ranked 72nd in Division 1 in PPG given up with 64.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 38.0% from the floor (36th in D-1). The UMBC defense allows 30.1% on 3-point attempts (47 of 156) and opponents are knocking down 68.2% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.3 assists and 33.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is 85th and 108th in D-1.
In their last game, the UMBC Retrievers took home the win by a final score of 65-60 against the Albany Great Danes. The Retrievers snagged 30 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 36 in the matchup. They blocked 7 tries while recording 2 steals for the game. The Great Danes had 23 fouls for the matchup which got the Retrievers to the charity stripe for 29 tries. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a rate of 62.1%. In relation to 3-point attempts, UMBC converted 7 of 18 tries (38.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Retrievers went 20 for 47 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.6%. The Retrievers allowed the Great Danes to make 20 of their 62 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.3% in this game. They finished shooting 27.3% from three-point range by going 6 of 22 and finished the contest at 14 out of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). When discussing attacking the glass, UMBC allowed Albany to collect 29 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Brandon Horvath ended up being a major contributor for the Retrievers for the contest. He made 10 of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, which had him sitting at 27 points. Horvath had 9 rebounds in his 36 mins played and had 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for UMBC was Daniel Akin. He ended up walking away with 10 points in his 28 minutes on the court by way of 1 of 4 from the floor in this matchup. Akin finished going 25.0% from the field in addition to earning 2 dimes and 12 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Binghamton (+14)
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