Maryland vs UMBC Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, December 29, 2022

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The UMBC Retrievers (9-4) hope to extend a three-game road winning streak at the Maryland Terrapins (9-3) on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET.

Thursday’s matchup between the Terrapins and the Retrievers features the Terrapins as massive 17.5-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 145.5.

Maryland vs. UMBC Odds

Point Spread for Maryland vs. UMBC

The spread for this matchup is set at 17.5 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.

Maryland vs. UMBC Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Maryland has -2260 odds to pick up the win, while UMBC is listed at +1104 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 145.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Arena: Xfinity Center

Maryland vs. UMBC Betting Trends

Maryland has eight wins against the spread in 12 games this year. The Terrapins have been chosen as favorites in nine games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (88.9%) in those games. Maryland’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under four times in 12 opportunities (33.3%).

In UMBC’s 12 games this season, it has seven wins against the spread. The Retrievers are 1-4 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 20% of those games). UMBC’s games this season have gone over the total in seven of 12 opportunities (58.3%).

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Maryland vs. UMBC Key Players to Watch


Donta Scott averages 13.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.7 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. Hakim Hart puts up 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Julian Reese is tops on his team in rebounds per contest (7.2), and also averages 11.2 points and 0.9 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.


Colton Lawrence is the Retrievers’ top scorer (14.5 points per game) and assist man (2.1), and produces 4.4 rebounds. The Retrievers receive 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game from Jacob Boonyasith. Yaw Obeng-Mensah is putting up 8.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, making 50% of his shots from the floor. The Retrievers get 9.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Jarvis Doles.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

So far this season, the Terrapins are putting up 74.4 points per game (149th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 61.7 points per contest (36th-ranked). This season, Maryland is grabbing 34.5 boards per game (97th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 30.8 rebounds per contest (170th-ranked).

Maryland is making 7.4 treys per game (191st-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 32.2% shooting percentage (268th-ranked) from downtown. The Terrapins rank 20th-best in the nation by ceding 5.2 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 29th in college basketball at 28.2%.

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What you need to know about the UMBC Retrievers

The Retrievers score 77.6 points per game and give up 72.8, ranking them 85th in college basketball on offense and 277th on defense. UMBC grabs 31.9 rebounds per game and give up 30.2 boards, ranking 224th and 135th, respectively, in the country.

The Retrievers score 81 points per game at home, and 73.7 on the road. Beyond the arc, UMBC is 13th-best in the country in 3-pointers made per game (10.1). It is 62nd in 3-point percentage at 37.1%. In 2022-23 the Retrievers are 331st in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.9 per game) and -2-worst in defensive 3-point percentage (40.4%).

Maryland vs. UMBC Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Maryland, and we predict that UMBC will cover the spread (Maryland -17.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.

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How to bet Maryland vs. UMBC

You can bet on Maryland vs. UMBC at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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