Betting on today’s Bearcats and Retrievers game? Catch the action at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, MD, as the Retrievers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 152 points, and UMBC is favored by -2.5 vs. Binghamton in a America East conference matchup.

BINGHAMTON BEARCATS VS UMBC RETRIEVERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UMBC Retrievers -2.5

This game will be played at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE UMBC RETRIEVERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Retrievers.
  • Not only will UMBC pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Bearcats?

Coming into today’s game, Binghamton has a 14-14 record and a 5-9 record in America East play. They have been a much better team at home compared to on the road, going 7-4 at home and 4-10 on the road.

As the underdog, Binghamton has gone just 2-13 this season compared to 9-1 when favored. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.5 points per game.

As the underdog, Binghamton has gone 7-8 vs. the spread this season. However, their road ATS record is 8-6, including a perfect 3-0 mark in their last 3 road games. Overall, the Bearcats have an ATS record of 14-11 this year.

The over/under record for Binghamton games this season is 12-12-1, and today’s line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.9). However, the average scoring total in their games (143.3) is lower than today’s line, and over their last three games, the OU record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 159 points.

Binghamton’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 87 points vs. New Hampshire. Overall, they hit 54.9% of their shots from the field and went 21/27 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Bearcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 130th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 382nd in percentage and 339th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Binghamton is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.1 points per game. In today’s game vs. UMBC, the Binghamton defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Binghamton made 21 free-throws vs. the Bearcats.

Can UMBC Secure a Home Victory?

UMBC comes into tonight’s game as a 2.5-point favorite against Binghamton. So far this season, the Retrievers have been the favorite in seven of their 30 games, going 3-4 in those matchups.

On the year, UMBC has an 11-19 record, including a two-game win streak. In America East play, the Retrievers are 6-9 compared to a 5-10 mark in non-conference action.

UMBC has an ATS record of 17-12 this season, going 6-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Retrievers have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

UMBC’s over/under record this season is 16-13 and today’s line of 152 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (157.8). So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points, which is lower than their season average of 159.5 points per game.

The Retrievers’ offense finished with 79 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 78.6 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Retrievers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 85th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 121st in terms of percentage and 135th in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, UMBC will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 80.6 points per game (330th). In today’s game, the UMBC defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 60 points.