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UMBC vs Hartford Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/16/23

Hartford Hawks (4-13) vs. UMBC Retrievers (12-6)
January 16, 2023 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: UMBC Retrievers -18 / Hartford Hawks +18; Over/Under: +144.5
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The Hartford Hawks and UMBC Retrievers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Hartford Hawks Preview

The Hartford Hawks are averaging 63.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Briggs McClain is averaging 16.1 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Kurtis Henderson is averaging 10 points and 2.4 assists. Michael Dunne is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Jared Kimbrough is dishing 1.6 assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hartford Hawks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game.

The UMBC Retrievers Preview

The UMBC Retrievers are averaging 77.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Colton Lawrence is averaging 13.8 points and 4 rebounds, while Jacob Boonyasith is averaging 11.6 points and 3.5 rebounds. Matteo Picarelli is the third double-digit scorer and Dion Brown is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The UMBC Retrievers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The UMBC Retrievers are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.

Hartford Hawks and UMBC Retrievers Trends

The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Retrievers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The under is 7-2 in Hawks last 9 overall. The under is 7-3 in Retrievers last 10 overall. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

Hartford is god awful and not a team you should be looking to back, especially considering it doesn’t cover numbers. However, the UMBC Retrievers aren’t lighting the world on fire, and they only win at home by an average of 6.6 points. UMBC has also seen its defense take a step back over the last week or so. This is a lot of buckets. It’s Hartford or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Hartford Hawks +18

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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