UMBC vs Binghamton Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 4 seed UMBC Retrievers (18-13, 8-8 America East) will meet the No. 5 seed Binghamton Bearcats (12-17, 8-8 America East) in the America East Tournament Saturday at UMBC Event Center, starting at 1:00 PM.

Saturday’s game between the Retrievers and the Bearcats sees the Retrievers as a strong, 7-point favorite. The over/under for the game is 143.

UMBC vs. Binghamton Odds

Point Spread for UMBC vs. Binghamton

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing UMBC as the favorite.

UMBC vs. Binghamton Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UMBC has -330 odds to pick up the win, while Binghamton is listed at +261 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 143 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Arena: UMBC Event Center

UMBC vs. Binghamton Betting Trends

UMBC has 15 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Retrievers have won in 14, or 77.8%, of the 18 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. UMBC’s games this year have hit the over on 14 of 28 set point totals.

In Binghamton’s 28 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Bearcats have compiled a 6-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 31.6% of those games). Binghamton’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 of 28 opportunities (53.6%).

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UMBC vs. Binghamton Key Players to Watch


Yaw Obeng-Mensah leads his team in rebounds per contest (6.3), and also averages 8.5 points and 1 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Jacob Boonyasith posts 10.9 points, 3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest, shooting 42.7% from the floor and 34.6% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per contest. Colton Lawrence is tops on his squad in points per game (12.5), and also averages 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists. At the other end, he delivers 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Craig Beaudion is tops on his team in assists per game (3.9), and also puts up 7.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.


The Bearcats receive 11 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Miles Gibson. Armon Harried paces the Bearcats in rebounding (6.4 per game), and produces 12.3 points and 1.9 assists. He also puts up 1 steal and 0.8 blocked shots. Dan Petcash gives the Bearcats 9.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He also posts 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UMBC Retrievers

UMBC and its America East opponents have combined to go over the point total six out of 16 times this season. The Retrievers are averaging 74.6 points per game (115th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 72.9 points per contest (263rd-ranked). UMBC is averaging 31.4 boards per game (205th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 31.8 rebounds per contest (232nd-ranked).

Offensively, the Retrievers have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 78.7 points per game, compared to 70.3 per game away from home. UMBC is sinking 8.1 threes per game (97th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while owning a 34% three-point percentage (192nd-ranked). The Retrievers rank eighth-worst in college basketball with a 37.7% shooting percentage allowed from downtown. Meanwhile, they are ceding 8.6 three-pointers per game (326th-ranked in college basketball).

The Retrievers are 4-6 against the spread and 4-6 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, UMBC has hit the over twice. On the offensive side of the ball, UMBC has had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 67.9 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 74.6 it has put up over the course of this year. UMBC has been tougher on defense lately, giving up 71.6 points per game over its past 10 outings compared to the 72.9 points per game its opponents average on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Binghamton Bearcats

Binghamton has covered 10 times in 16 games with a spread in conference play this year. The Bearcats are 244th in college basketball in points scored (69.3 per game) and 223rd in points allowed (71.5). Binghamton grabs 32 rebounds per game and give up 30.8 boards, ranking 165th and 162nd, respectively, in the country.

At home, the Bearcats average 72.3 points per game. Away, they average 66. Binghamton is the 18th-worst squad in the country in 3-pointers made (5.4 per game) and 314th in 3-point percentage (31.7%). The Bearcats give up 6.7 3-pointers per game and concede 33% from beyond the arc, ranking 113th and 127th, respectively, in the country.

The Bearcats are 5-5 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Binghamton has gone over the total six times. Binghamton is averaging 70 points per contest over its previous 10 games, compared to its season average of 69.3. The Bearcats are ceding 71.9 points per contest over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 71.5 points allowed.

UMBC vs. Binghamton Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is UMBC, and we expect that UMBC will cover the spread (UMBC -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 143 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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