Vermont vs. UMBC - 3/10/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vermont vs. UMBC - 3/10/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

UMBC Retrievers (16-16) at Vermont Catamounts (25-7)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Roy L Patrick Gymnasium)

The Line: Vermont Catamounts -16.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UMBC Retrievers and the Vermont Catamounts meet in college basketball action from Patrick Gym on Tuesday. 

Coming into this America East Tournament matchup, UMBC sits at 16-16 overall. After dropping consecutive games to Binghamton and Maine, UMBC has won their last pair versus Stony Brook and New Hampshire. 

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In the win over New Hampshire, UMBC’s leading scorer was KJ Jackson with 20 points, four rebounds and two assists. RJ Eytle-Rock added 15 points with five rebounds and one assist there, and Brandon Horvath had 13 points and three rebounds. 

Over on the Vermont side, they’re 25-7 this year. Since their last loss to UMBC, Vermont has won three straight outings over UMass Lowell, Albany and Maine—that last one being a conference tournament game. 

In the win over Maine, Vermont’s Anthony Lamb and Everett Duncan each posted 19 points with a combined seven assists and 13 rebounds. Stef Smith was also in double-figures for Vermont there with 10 points, three rebounds and one assist. 

Vermont is 6-1 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games and 6-1 ATS in the last seven after an ATS loss. Vermont is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 overall and the over is 4-1 in the last five Tuesday games. 

Meanwhile, UMBC is 7-2 ATS in their last nine overall and 5-1 ATS in the last six after an ATS win. UMBC is also 5-1 ATS in the last six after an ATS win and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall. 

Things were pretty close most of the way in UMBC’s win over New Hampshire, but in the end the Retrievers were able to pull off a solid 73-67 victory to move on. That makes 148 combined points in the last two games for UMBC, a nice total after they posted a dud with 48 points in the Maine game. 

As for Vermont, they handled a plucky Maine team pretty well in their last outing, but the last time these teams met up UMBC powered out a 66-64 victory. I like Vermont to get some revenge here, so I’m leaning Catamounts on the cover. 

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Andrew’s Pick Vermont Catamounts -16.5

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