Loyola Maryland vs UMBC Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/19/23
UMBC Retrievers (2-2) vs Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds (1-3)
Game Info: Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena)
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The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds will play the UMBC Retrievers on Sunday afternoon at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Loyola has lost three of their first four games, while UMBC has split their first four games.
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The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds are 1-3 this year after they lost to Sacred Heart by a score of 66-51 in their last game. Loyola only scored 22 points in the first half and couldn’t get back into the game in the second half. The Greyhounds shot 37.9% from the field and turned the ball over 22 times in the loss. Loyola’s lone win this season came against Brown by a score of 77-75 in overtime. Loyola Maryland is scoring 69 points per game with 33.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game, while giving up 77 points against per game this season. Deon Perry is averaging 13.7 points per game, 4.7 assists per game, and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Greyhounds. Loyola is shooting 41.2% from the field, 71.7% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers this year.
The UMBC Retrievers 2-2 this season after they defeated Sacred Heart by a score of 85-80 in their last game. UMBC scored 44 points in the first half and 41 points in the second half, but they did allow 45 points in the second half to make the game close. The Retrievers shot 50.8% from the field and were out rebounded by a total of 43-36. UMBC lost their first two games of the year against Louisville (94-93) and Marist (65-59), but has won their last two games. UMBC is scoring 80.3 points per game with 37.5 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, while giving up 76 points against per game this year. Khydarius Smith has led the Retrievers with 15.5 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 0.8 blocks per game. UMBC is shooting 46.7% from the field, 58.8% on free throws, and 37.2% on three pointers this season.
UMBC has won two games in a row and they have scored 84.5 points per game in those two wins, but they also played well against Louisville in their first game. Loyola will be playing their second game in two days, as they played on Saturday afternoon. UMBC is the much better offensive team in this matchup, as they are scoring 80.3 points per game and shooting 46.7% from the field. Neither defense has started the season playing very well, so we may see some scoring in this game. I think UMBC will continue to roll and I am taking them in this game.