UMBC vs. Stony Brook - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UMBC vs. Stony Brook - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Stony Brook Seawolves (19-11) at UMBC Retrievers (14-16)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (UMBC Event Center)

The Line: UMBC Retrievers +3 -- Over/Under: 131

TV: ESPN+

The Stony Brook Seawolves and UMBC Retrievers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the UMBC Event Center.

The Stony Brook Seawolves need a win after splitting their last six games. The Stony Brook Seawolves are averaging 69.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Elijah Olaniyi is averaging 18.9 points and 2.1 assists while Makale Foreman is averaging 15.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. Andrew Garcia is the third double-digit scorer and Miles Latimer is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Stony Brook Seawolves are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Stony Brook Seawolves are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Stony Brook Seawolves have won six of their last eight road games.

The UMBC Retrievers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The UMBC Retrievers are averaging 67.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Darnell Rogers is averaging 14 points and 3.4 rebounds while K.J. Jackson is averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. Brandon Horvath is the third double-digit scorer and R.J. Eytle-Rock is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The UMBC Retrievers are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The UMBC Retrievers are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The UMBC Retrievers have split their last six home games.

The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between Stony Brook and UMBC. The Stony Brook Seawolves have proven they can win on the road, and they're 9-6 against the spread on the road and 16-12-1 against the spread on the season. However, the UMBC Retrievers have been reelable at home where they win by an average of 12.1 points while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and allowing 37.8 percent shooting from the field. Home dogs in tournament time can be very kind to your pocket, as both clubs are bringing their best and the crowd is out in full force. Give me UMBC and the free bucket.

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Randy’s Pick UMBC Retrievers +3

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