UMBC Retrievers vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMBC Retrievers vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD
Odds/Point Spread: UMBC (+1)
The UMBC Retrievers (3-1) travel to Knott Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (2-3). UMBC opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The total has been set at 133.
UMBC enters this game with a win-loss mark of 3-1 so far this year. They average 77.5 pts per contest (119th in the nation) while going 49.6% from the field. The Retrievers are shooting 34.1% from downtown (28 of 82) and 72.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, UMBC is grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 60 dimes on the season, which ranks 126th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.0 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Retrievers are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 fouls. They are 141st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 46 relinquished on the season. The Retrievers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.1% (102 of 248) and they surrender 36.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 33.3% from 3-point land and they are 147th in D-1 in opponents PPG (69.3).
The UMBC Retrievers took the court against the Delaware Blue Hens and earned the victory with a final of 76-61 in their last game. UMBC finished with a 53.1% field goal percentage (26 of 49) and converted 7 out of their 15 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Retrievers knocked down 17 of 25 shots for a rate of 68.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 32 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 dimes for the contest while getting 2 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defense, UMBC allowed the other team to go 53.1% from the field on 26 out of 49. Delaware doled out 8 assists and 3 steals for this game. Additionally, the Blue Hens collected 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Delaware ended up going 83.3% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of their 18 tries. They also knocked down 6 of 23 attempts from distance.
R.J. Eytle-Rock is one guy who played a role for this game. He ended up scoring 12 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins played and totaled 4 rebounds. Eytle-Rock shot 50.0% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Retrievers was Darnell Rogers. He collected 8 rebounds and collected 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the floor for the contest by hitting 4-of-9 (16 points). Overall, Rogers played for 31 minutes.
Mount St. Mary's has a record of 2-3 so far this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mountaineers are hitting on 43.2% from the field, which ranks 227th in the nation. Mount St. Mary's has accounted for 307 points on the campaign (61.4 per game) and they collect 31.6 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 10.6 times per contest (278th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Mountaineers are responsible for committing 14.4 fouls per game while shooting 70.3% from the charity stripe. The Mountaineers on defense are ranked 89th in the country in PPG allowed with 64.8. They have given up 11.0 assists and 30.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is 79th and 46th in college basketball. The Mount St. Mary's defense concedes 30.2% on 3-point attempts (26 of 86) and their opposition knocks down 88.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 11.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (226th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers walked away with a victory by a final of 75-57 when they played the Saint Francis Red Flash. The Mountaineers pulled down 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the matchup. They also stuffed 7 shots while earning 3 steals for the matchup. The Red Flash were called for 16 personal fouls in the game which took the Mountaineers to the charity stripe for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of those for a clip of 80.0%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Mount St. Mary's made 7 out of 27 attempts (25.9%). When the game finished, the Mountaineers ended up shooting 30 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Mountaineers allowed the Red Flash to make 20 out of 53 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 37.7% in this matchup. They shot 31.3% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 13 from the charity stripe (92.3%). When discussing team rebounding, Mount St. Mary's permitted Saint Francis to collect 28 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Damian Chong Qui pitched in for the Mountaineers in this contest. He converted 7 of 13 in this contest giving him a rate of 53.8%, which gave him 17 points. Qui pulled down 4 rebounds in his 36 mins played and had 8 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up coming through for Mount St. Mary's was Mezie Offurum. He left the arena with 19 points in his 35 minutes played by way of 7 out of 12 shooting in this game. Offurum wrapped this one up going 58.3% from the floor while also earning 2 dimes and 8 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Mount St. Mary's (-1) and over 133 points
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