Coppin State Eagles (0-7) vs UMBC Retrievers (4-4)
2023-11-30 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Coppin State Eagles +10 -- Over/Under: 146.5
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The Coppin State Eagles and UMBC Retrievers face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Physical Education Complex. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Coppin State and UMBC prediction.
The Coppin State Offense is an Issue
Coppin State’s offense has been an issue heading into this game. Two games ago against Eastern Illinois they scored only 46 points and in the last against La Salle they scored only 62 points. In each of the games they have lost and in the last game the defense also gave up 81 points. Coppin has lost each of the seven games this season. Coppin State is averaging 51.6 points while their defense is giving up 72.9 points per game. This team just isn’t very talented and it is a problem. If they want to win this game, they are going to need to find a way to get the offense going. Coppin State is the only winless team (0-7) in the MEAC with two victories behind the likes of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Delaware State, South Carolina State, and Morgan State.
UMBC Offense Looks to Build on Last Game
UMBC has been inconsistent this season, but they sure looked impressive in the last game. UMBC faced off against the Hampton Pirates and they ended up winning 80-76. Dion Brown was the top player putting up 17 points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Overall this season UMBC is averaging 80.5 points while their defense is giving up 80.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 83rd, but the defense is a major issue. Dion Brown is averaging 14.9 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field.
Coppin State vs UMBC Betting Prediction
The struggles for UMBC are with the defense, but the good news is they are facing an offense that has been awful for Coppin State. Coppin State is averaging only 51.6 points per game and they are going to struggle to get the offense going here. UMBC is going to go over their season average of 80.5 points and that is going to be the difference here. Back UMBC to cover the spread.