Maine @ UMBC
Current Records: Maine 6-22; UMBC 15-13
What to Know
The Maine Black Bears are 1-10 against the UMBC Retrievers since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. The Black Bears and UMBC will face off in an America East battle at 1 p.m. ET at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. UMBC will be strutting in after a victory while Maine will be stumbling in from a loss.
Maine was close but no cigar on Wednesday as they fell 72-68 to the Albany Great Danes.
Meanwhile, UMBC was able to grind out a solid win over the Hartford Hawks on Wednesday, winning 92-85.
Maine have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10.50 point spread they are up against. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The Black Bears are now 6-22 while the Retrievers sit at 15-13. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Maine has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.80% from the floor on average, which is the 12th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. UMBC has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.50% from the floor on average, which is the 52nd highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena -- Baltimore, Maryland
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Retrievers are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Black Bears, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Retrievers as an 11-point favorite.
UMBC have won ten out of their last 11 games against Maine.
- Jan 22, 2022 - UMBC 88 vs. Maine 46
- Feb 29, 2020 - Maine 74 vs. UMBC 48
- Jan 25, 2020 - UMBC 63 vs. Maine 53
- Feb 10, 2019 - UMBC 67 vs. Maine 66
- Jan 05, 2019 - UMBC 61 vs. Maine 52
- Jan 27, 2018 - UMBC 86 vs. Maine 74
- Jan 10, 2018 - UMBC 72 vs. Maine 67
- Feb 04, 2017 - UMBC 83 vs. Maine 71
- Jan 08, 2017 - UMBC 75 vs. Maine 64
- Feb 06, 2016 - UMBC 83 vs. Maine 79
- Jan 09, 2016 - UMBC 89 vs. Maine 76