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UMBC Retrievers @ Maine Black Bears

Current Records: UMBC 9-18, Maine 11-15

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UMBC is 8-2 against the Black Bears since January of 2018, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Thursday. Both teams will face off in an America East battle at 6:00 p.m. ET at Memorial Gym(Maine). Maine took a loss in their last contest and will be looking to turn the tables on UMBC, who comes in off a win.

UMBC and the Great Danes couldn't quite live up to the 174-over/under that the experts had forecasted. The Retrievers came out on top against the Great Danes by a score of 80-75 on Saturday. The win made it back-to-back wins for UMBC.

Meanwhile, Maine's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their third straight defeat. They fell 68-57 to the Catamounts. The loss unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Maine in their matchups with the Catamounts: they've now lost 11 in a row.

The Retrievers' win ended a four-game drought at home and bumped them up to 9-18. As for the Black Bears, they have been struggling recently as they've lost five of their last six matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 11-15 record this season.

Thursday's contest is shaping up to be a scrappy match: UMBC have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36.3 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Maine, though, as they've been averaging only 32.6 rebounds per game. Given UMBC's sizable advantage in that area, the Black Bears will need to find a way to close that gap.

UMBC is hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a eight game streak of covering the spread when playing as the underdogs on the road.


Maine is a 5-point favorite against UMBC, 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 Black Bears as a 5.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 152.5 points.

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Series History

UMBC has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Maine.

  • Jan 18, 2024 - UMBC 70 vs. Maine 65
  • Feb 04, 2023 - Maine 84 vs. UMBC 49
  • Jan 14, 2023 - UMBC 85 vs. Maine 77
  • Feb 26, 2022 - UMBC 93 vs. Maine 79
  • 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