UMBC vs New Hampshire Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

New Hampshire (15-10) vs UMBC (9-19)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Lundholm Gym)

Betting Odds: New Hampshire -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The UMBC Retrievers look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The New Hampshire Wildcats look for a win after winning 6 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a UMBC Retrievers vs New Hampshire Wildcats prediction.

UMBC Retrievers Betting Preview

The UMBC Retrievers are coming off a win over Albany and a loss to Maine. The UMBC Retrievers are averaging 78.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Dion Brown is averaging 18.8 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Marcus Banks Jr. is averaging 14.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Khydarius Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Bryce Johnson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The UMBC Retrievers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The UMBC Retrievers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Preview

The New Hampshire Wildcats recently lost to Vermont and beat NJIT. The New Hampshire Wildcats are averaging 75.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Clarence Daniels is averaging 19.6 points and 9.6 rebounds, while Ahmad Robinson is averaging 15.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jaxson Baker is the third double-digit scorer and Naim Miller is dishing 1.2 assists. The New Hampshire Wildcats are shooting 3.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Hampshire Wildcats are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

UMBC Retrievers vs New Hampshire Wildcats prediction

The UMBC Retrievers have had their issues on the road all season, and they've been hit or miss overall, especially on the defensive side, which makes them hard to trust. The New Hampshire Wildcats beat UMBC on the road this season, and now they're at home, where they're 8-3 SU. New Hampshire has simply been the better team this season and competes more on the defensive side. The line is more than reasonable. I'll side with the New Hampshire Wildcats at home as they beat UMBC for a third straight time.

Randy’s Pick New Hampshire -5.5

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