Looking to win big? The Greyhounds and Retrievers face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Retrievers are hosting the game at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, MD. The over/under for this game is set at 149 points, and the Retrievers are the home favorites against the Greyhounds in a non-conference matchup.
LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS VS UMBC RETRIEVERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UMBC Retrievers -2.5
This game will be played at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena at 1:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE UMBC RETRIEVERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 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 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Do the Greyhounds Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Loyola Maryland heads into their fourth game of the season with an overall record of 0-3. In their previous five road games, which includes last year, Loyola Maryland has a 1-4 record on the road. As of today’s game, Loyola Maryland holds a 0-3 record against the spread. Including games from last season, they are 5-5 ATS in their last ten games.
Up to this point, games involving Loyola Maryland have had an average of 134.3 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 144.2 points. Their over/under record is 1-2-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Greyhounds’ games have averaged 66 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.
The Loyola Maryland offense is coming off a game where they scored 51 points against Sacred Heart. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.9% and connected on 5 threes. Offensively, the Greyhounds hold a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, placing them 348th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 262nd in terms of percentage and 216th in three-pointers made.
In terms of defense, Loyola Maryland is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 74.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Sacred Heart, the Pioneers finished with a field goal percentage of 36% and a total of 66 points vs. Loyola Maryland.
Will UMBC Find a Way to Win at Home?
UMBC comes into their fourth game of the year with a 1-2 overall record. In away games this season, the Retrievers are 0-1, whereas they are 1-1 when playing at home. UMBC’s ATS performance shows that leading into today’s game, they are 1-2 vs. the spread. In home games this season, UMBC is 1-1 ATS and has a 5-5 ATS record in their last ten home games.
After three games, UMBC has an over/under record of 2-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 158.7 points per game so far. When analyzing the Retrievers’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 72 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
UMBC’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 85 points vs. Sacred Heart. Overall, they hit 50.8% of their shots from the field and went 19/26 from the free-throw line. Leading UMBC in scoring vs. Sacred Heart was Khydarius Smith with his 25 points. Marcus Banks Jr. also added 21 points for the Retrievers.
Coming into today’s game, the UMBC defense is giving up an average of 76.0 points per contest. UMBC’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Sacred Heart offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 80 points.