UMBC Retrievers vs Hampton ncaab prediction

NCAAB UMBC Retrievers vs Hampton Prediction 11/27/2023

The UMBC Retrievers (2-4) travel to face off against the Hampton Pirates (1-3) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Convocation Center (VA) in Hampton and televised on FloH. Hampton is coming off a win in their previous game, while UMBC is looking to get back on track from a loss to the William & Mary. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

UMBC Retrievers vs Hampton Pirates

The UMBC Retrievers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their upcoming game against Hampton, the UMBC Retrievers come in with an overall record of 2-4. In their previous five road games, including last year, UMBC has a record of 1-4. Up to this point, UMBC has a subpar ATS record of 2-4. Specifically, they are 0-3 against the spread when playing on the road and 2-1 vs. the spread at home.

UMBC’s games have, on average, featured 164.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 148.8 points so far. The Retrievers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 82 points per game and an over/under record of 4-0.

The Hampton Pirates Are Coming Off A Win

Hampton is entering their 5th game of the season with a 1-3 record. So far this season, all of the Pirates’ games have been away. Prior to today’s game, Hampton has a 1-3 ATS record. In their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Hampton has gone 5-4 against the spread.

Hampton’s games have, on average, featured 163.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 148.5 points so far. The Pirates’ last five games have culminated with an average of 80 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

UMBC Offense Breakdown

The UMBC offense is coming off a game in which they scored 81 points vs. William & Mary. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.4% while connecting on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Retrievers was Khydarius Smith with 20 points, while Dion Brown also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Khydarius Smith (C) 15.3 3.9 0.3
Dion Brown (G) 14.6 5.1 2.9
Marcus Banks Jr. (G) 11.7 3.7 1.4

Hampton Offense Breakdown

Hampton’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Florida Gulf Coast, finishing the game with a total of 92 points. Their season average is now 77.2 points per game. For the season, the Hampton offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.2 made three’s per contest.

Tedrick Wilcox Jr. (G) 16.0 5.0 2.0
Kyrese Mullen (F) 15.3 8.2 1.7
Joshua Lusane (F) 8.5 2.5 1.2

UMBC Team Defense

So far, the Retrievers’ defense is ranked 218th in the country at 81.6 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Hampton, the UMBC defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, UMBC made 17 free-throws vs. the Retrievers.

Hampton Team Defense

Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 193rd rank in the nation, allowing 78.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hampton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.1% this season.

Retrievers vs Pirates Trends

  • Across the Retrievers last three road games, the team averaged 80 points per game while allowing 94. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last five home games, Hampton has an ATS record of just 2-2. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 70 points per game.
  • The last three games that UMBC was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pirates have gone 3-6-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.

Retrievers vs Pirates Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Pirates to win, and have the projected score sitting at 73-70. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Pirates at -1.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 167.5 and our model has the Retrievers and Pirates finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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