The UMBC Retrievers and Maryland Terrapins face off on Tuesday night in a college basketball showdown at the Xfinity Center College Park. Let's take a look at our
Maryland Might Just be Bad
Maryland won their first game of the season, but since that point they have lost three games in a row. Maryland has lost to the Davidson Wildcats, the UAB Blazers, and the Villanova Wildcats. Maryland scored only 40 points against Villanova and they ended up losing by 17 points. Maryland shot only 24 percent from the field and 19.2 percent from behind the three-point line. Maryland on the season is averaging 58 points from the field and 60 points from the field. Jahmir Young on the season is averaging 13.3 points while shooting 36.7 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the three point line.
UMBC Looks for Another Big Win
UBMC on the season has played pretty well and they are coming off a big victory. UMBC scored 94 points against Loyola and that was enough for the 15 point victory. UMBC was led by Khydarius Smith who put up 18 points and four rebounds. Devan Sapp also had a strong game putting up 18 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. UMBC on the season is averaging 83 points while their defense is giving up 76.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 74th in the league and they are going to need to try and get the offense out to a fast start. Khydarius Smith is averaging 16 points while shooting 64.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line.
Shane’s Free Pick
UMBC on the season is averaging 83 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. This Maryland offense isn’t very good and they are going to struggle to get the offense going here again. Now Maryland might find enough offense to win the game, but if they do win, it’s not going to be by many points. Back UMBC to cover the spread here.