A quality America East basketball matchup will take place on Saturday afternoon, when the UMBC Retrievers host the Bryant Bulldogs. Both teams are in the top-five in the America East standings, and a win would be big for either side in their pursuit of Vermont. In our college basketball betting picks for Saturday, we look at this Bryant vs UMBC matchup from a betting perspective.
Bryant vs UMBC Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||UMBC -1.5|
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This game will be played at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Why Bet On UMBC:
✅ UMBC has been excellent at home this season, going 12-2 there so far on the year. One of those home losses came against Vermont, the class of the America East, and UMBC will continue to hold serve at home here.
✅ Bryant, meanwhile, has lost two of its last three games on the road. The lone exception during that stretch came against a UAlbany team that is one of the worst in the country. Bryant’s mediocrity on the road will cost them dearly.
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|53.67||Avg Opp Score||67.33|
|81.33||Avg Opp Score||62.33|
|68.6||Avg Opp Score||69|
|79.8||Avg Opp Score||65.2|
|72.3||Avg Opp Score||70.7|
|83.2||Avg Opp Score||69|
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The Bryant Bulldogs enjoyed a straightforward victory in their last outing, beating up on the Albany Great Danes on the road. Bryant got out to a big lead early in that game, and never looked back, taking care of business against the worst team in the conference this year. Here, Bryant will face a tougher test against a UMBC team that is right in the middle of the America East standings.
For Bryant, the key to this game will be on the defensive end of the floor. The Bulldogs are always going to play at a fast pace and be effective on the offensive end. But their defense lacks consistency, and needs to be good tomorrow to avoid a road loss in this matchup.
The UMBC Retrievers have won two of their last three games, including their most recent matchup against NJIT. UMBC has won two in a row at home, and are an impressive 12-2 on their home floor on the season. They will aim to improve on that home record as they face the Bryant Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
A big question mark for UMBC coming into this game will be their ability to rebound the basketball. They average just 34.5 boards per game, a full five fewer rebounds per game than their opponent in this matchup. The Retrievers will need to really commit to crashing the glass with all five players on the defensive end to prevent rebounding costing them.
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