Vermont vs UMBC Pick: Thursday, February 18th

Vermont vs UMBC Pick: Thursday, February 18th: UMBC come into tonight’s game sitting atop the America East conference, going 13-4 so far this season, with a 9-3 record in-conference. The Retrievers are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and have outscored their opponents by an average of 67.1 to 63.4 in that 10 game stretch. UMBC are a top 50 defensive team in the nation, allowing just 63.8 points per game. This team is led by 6’10 forward Brandon Horvath, out of West River, Maryland. Horvath is averaging 14.3 points per game in 16 games played this season, and also leads the team in rebounds per game with 8.8. UMBC will have their handful against the Vermont defense, as the Retrievers are facing a top 25 defense, while only scoring 69.2 points per game on the season so far.

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Vermont are just below UMBC in the America East, sitting in 2nd place with a 9-3 record, all games in conference. The Catamounts are 8-2 in their last 10 games, outscoring their opponents by an impressive 15.1 points per game in that span. Vermont are a top 20 defensive team, allowing just 61.9 points per game, good enough for the 16th best defensive rating in the nation.

Vermont vs UMBC Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Total 132.5
Where/When UMBC Event Center | 7:00 PM ET

Vermont have covered 4 of their last 6 games, but are coming off an ATS loss to Stony Brook on Sunday. The Catamounts have failed to cover the spread in 4 of their last 6 attempts when coming off an ATS loss. Meanwhile, UMBC come into tonight’s game having covered 11 of their last 12 games as the betting underdog, a trend that goes back to last season. The Retrievers have gone ‘Under’ the betting total in 11 of their 17 games this season, and are 4-0 to the Under in their last 4 games when facing a team with a win percentage over 60%.

Vermont vs UMBC ATS Stats

Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Vermont 5-6-1 +0.4
UMBC 10-6-1 +2.5