AmEast foes will battle when the UMBC Retrievers (9-14, 2-6 AmEast) challenge the Hartford Hawks (13-10, 6-2 AmEast) at the UMBC Event Center. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Hartford Hawks at UMBC Retrievers Betting Preview
The Hawks were victorious over the Maine Black Bears in their last matchup, 55-49. With 12 points and nine rebounds, Miroslav Stafl had a solid game for Hartford. Hartford dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.4 (better than their season average of 18.1) and a free throw rate of 0.211 (matching their season average). Maine had marks of 18.9 and 0.155, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Retrievers’ last game, they were defeated by the Stony Brook Seawolves, 74-63. With six points and 13 rebounds, Brandon Horvath put together a good game for UMBC. Stony Brook did a fantastic job of making free throws (16-22; 72.7 percent). UMBC, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.475 vs. 0.460).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Retrievers won 69-60. The Retrievers dominated every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.1 and a free throw rate of 0.224. For those same stats, the Hawks put up marks of 18.6 and 0.182, respectively. R.J. Eytle-Rock was the game’s leading scorer with 19 points.
Hartford Hawks at UMBC Retrievers Free Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Hartford, ATS Winner – Hartford, O/U – Under
The Retrievers average 13.2 assists per game, which ranks 144th in the NCAA. The Hawks rank 161st in assists allowed per game (13.2).
UMBC ranks 131st in rebounds allowed per game (35.0) while Hartford ranks 252nd (38.8).
The Hawks rank 127th in three pointers attempted per game (22.6) while the Retrievers rank 237th in three pointers allowed per game (24.3).
Hartford ranks 62nd in steals per game (7.6) while UMBC ranks 142nd in steals allowed per game (6.7).
The Retrievers have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, UMBC has defeated opponents by an average of 0.9 points.
During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 61.4 points per game (4.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 59.4 points per game (7.2 below their season average).