UMBC at New Hampshire: 2/14/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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New Hampshire Wildcats (11-10) vs UMBC Retrievers (12-11)
Game Info: Monday, February 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Lundholm Gym)
Betting Odds: New Hampshire Wildcats -2 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UMBC Retrievers and New Hampshire Wildcats face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at Lundholm Gym. When these two teams faced off on February 5th it was UMBC that won 88-77.
LJ Owens was the top player for UMBC scoring 19 points and grabbing two rebounds. Jayden Martinez was the top player for New Hampshire scoring 19 points.
UMBC comes into this game with a 12-11 record overall and they have gone 9-13 against the spread. UMBC played a game on Saturday against UMass Lowell and the defense really struggled in that game giving up 88 points. UMBC is averaging 72.3 points while their defense is giving up 70 points per game. Keondre Kennedy has been the top player for UMBC averaging 14.7 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the New Hampshire Wildcats who sit with an 11-10 record and they have gone 10-9 against the spread. The Wildcats last game was against Binghamton, and the defense was good in that game giving up only 60 points on the way to the victory. New Hampshire is averaging 69.5 points while their defense is giving up 65.7 points per game. Jayden Martinez has been the top player for New Hampshire averaging 14.7 points while shooting 47 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from behind the three point line.
New Hampshire is 0-7 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight up win. The under is 6-1 in New Hampshire’s last seven games played on Monday .UMBC is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600.
UMBC had no issues against New Hampshire in the first game and that is going to be the case again in this one. Look for New Hampshire’s defense to struggle and that will lead to UMBC getting the job done. Back UMBC against the spread.
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