Vermont Catamounts vs. UMBC Retrievers: 2/18/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 18, 2021

The Vermont Catamounts (7-0) take a seven-game winning streak into a road matchup with the UMBC Retrievers (12-3), winners of three straight. The Retrievers are underdogs by only 1.5 points in the contest, which tips at 7:00 PM ET (on ESPNU) on Thursday, February 18, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is set at 132.5.

Betting Information

Vermont vs UMBC Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Vermont -1.5 -105 -115 132.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

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Computer picks for Vermont vs UMBC
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UMBC (+1.5) Over (132.5) Vermont 68 UMBC 67

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Total Facts

  • In four of seven outings (57.1%) this season, the Catamounts and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s over/under of 132.5 points.
  • UMBC has combined with its opponents to score at least 132.5 points in eight of 15 outings (53.3%) this season.
  • These teams average a combined 145.2 points per game, 12.7 more points than the over/under of 132.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 13.3 fewer points per game (119.2) than this matchup’s total of 132.5 points.
  • The average over/under the Catamounts have had set in games this season is 0.2 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Retrievers games this year is 0.8 less points than the point total of 132.5 for this outing.

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Vermont Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Vermont has been strong this season, posting a 4-3 record.
  • The Catamounts fare well when favored by at least 1.5 points, posting a 4-3 record against the spread.
  • The Catamounts have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 3 times in 7 games this season.

UMBC Betting Information

  • UMBC has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 10-5 ATS.
  • The Retrievers have gone 5-5 against the spread when they are at least a 1.5-point underdog.
  • In the majority of UMBC’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (4 out of 15 games, 26.7%).

Head to Head

Vermont vs UMBC (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/10/2020 Vermont -16 129 -2248 +1012 Conference Tournament 81-74 UVM
2/22/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-64 UMBC
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-50 UVM
2/21/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-56 UMBC
1/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-61 UMBC

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Vermont Leaders

  • Ryan Davis leads the Catamounts in scoring and rebounding, tallying 18.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
  • Ben Shungu is the Catamounts best passer, dispensing 3.7 assists per game while scoring 10.0 PPG.
  • Stef Smith’s 2.2 threes per game leads the Catamounts.
  • Bailey Patella and Justin Mazzulla lead the Catamounts on the defensive end, with Patella leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Mazzulla in blocks averaging 0.6 per contest.

UMBC Leaders

  • Brandon Horvath has the top spot on the Retrievers leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 14.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
  • R.J. Eytle-Rock dishes out 2.5 assists per game, the most assists on the Retrievers.
  • L.J. Owens knocks down 1.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Retrievers.
  • The Retrievers’ leader in steals is Darnell Rogers with 1.4 per game, and Daniel Akin is their leader in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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