UMBC vs. High Point - 11/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
High Point Panthers (1-2) at UMBC Retrievers (3-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Gateway Christian Academy)
The Line: UMBC Retrievers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FLO Sports
The High Point Panthers and UMBC Retrievers meet Saturday in the college basketball Bimini Jam at the Gateway Christian Academy.
The High Point Panthers look to get back to a .500 record after beating South Dakota on Friday. The High Point Panthers are averaging 64.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Brandonn Kamga is averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Jahaad Proctor is averaging 16 points and four assists. Jordan Whitehead is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Denny Slay is dishing one assist. The High Point Panthers are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 59.4 percent from the free throw line. The High Point Panthers are allowing 42 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The High Point Panthers have split their last two non-home games.
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The UMBC Retrievers look for another victory after beating Air Force in double-overtime on Friday. The UMBC Retrievers are averaging 58.5 points on 34.8 percent shooting and allowing 59.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Joe Sherburne is averaging 12.3 points and three assists while Brandon Horvath is averaging 12.3 points and seven rebounds. Arkel Lamar is the third double-digit scorer and Max Curran is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The UMBC Retrievers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The UMBC Retrievers are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The UMBC Retrievers have won seven of their last nine non-home games.
The Retrievers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Panthers last 5 neutral site games.
The UMBC Retrievers are showing that last season was no fluke and simply find ways to win. The High Point Panthers have had their moments up to this point, but they struggle on the defensive end. I'll lay the bucket with UMBC, a team that you shouldn't be trying to bet against by now.