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Vermont vs. UMBC - 3/16/19 America East Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UMBC at Vermont
Date & Time Saturday March 16, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)
Location
Patrick Gymnasium
Burlington, VT
The Line
Vermont -11 / over-under: 124.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The UMBC Retrievers take the hardwood with the Vermont Catamounts for the championship of the America East college basketball tournament.

The UMBC Retrievers advanced to the America East championship with a 90-95 victory versus the Hartford Hawks in the semifinals.

UMBC blew a 37-18 halftime lead but recovered in overtime with KJ Jackson leading the way with 21 points and eight boards along with six turnovers.

RJ Eytle-Rock gave the Retrievers 16 points and another eight boards with Brandon Horvath adding 14 points and eight rebounds.

UMBC saw the twosome of Joe Sherburne and Arkel Lamar toss in 12 points apiece while combining to haul in 19 rebounds.

The Vermont Catamounts routed the outmanned Binghamton Bearcats 84-51 as a 17 point favorite to secure a spot in the conference title  game.

Stef Smith led the Catamounts rout with a contest high 28 points with five pulls followed by Anthony Lamb with 18 points, three yanks and seven helpers.

Ernie Duncan gave Vermont eight points, three pulls and four assists while three players contributed another six points apiece.

UMBC Retrievers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and  are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and  are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games following a straight up win and  are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.

Vermont Catamounts are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and  are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and  are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. America East.

UMBC Retrievers are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Vermont is getting a ton of respect and probably deserve it but I can't lay all the points with a team that has decent numbers...

Pick:
UMBC +11

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