The UMBC Retrievers will take on the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the UMBC Event Center. The Retrievers are 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while Delaware is 1-0 overall and 0-0 on the road. UMBC is a perfect 3-0 against the spread on the season and Delaware's first game wasn't on the board as it edged out Division II Salem International 79-76 in its opener.
UMBC will represent the AEC and is coming off a 16-17 season, while Delaware plays in the CAA and went 22-11 last year. The Retrievers are favored by 1.5 points in the latest UMBC vs. Delaware odds from William Hill Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 141. Before entering any Delaware vs. UMBC picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- UMBC vs. Delaware spread: UMBC -1.5
- UMBC vs. Delaware over-under: 141 points
- UMBC vs. Delaware money line: UMBC -115, Delaware +105
What you need to know about UMBC
UMBC is now two seasons removed from its magical NCAA Tournament upset of Virginia back in 2018. The Retrievers were the first 16-seed to ever upset a No. 1 seed and Ryan Odom's program has gone 39-30 in the two years and change since that monumental victory.
Senior forward Brandon Horvath played a small role off the bench in that upset win over Virginia and he's gone on to become the centerpiece of the program. Horvath is averaging 16.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Senior guard Darnell Rogers is also one of UMBC's top returners, as the 5-foot-2 guard averaged 14.0 points and 4.3 assists per game last season.
What you need to know about Delaware
The Fightin' Blue Hens got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Kevin Anderson in their season-opening victory. The 6-foot-5 guard is a fourth-year starter for Delaware who has averaged at least 10 points per game in each of his first three seasons with the program.
Sophomore guard Ebby Asamoah also contributed with 20 points off the bench on 7-of-10 shooting. Asamoah was a reserve for the Fightin' Blue Hens' 20-win season in 2019-20, but he appears to be in line for a much bigger role in 2020-21. Delaware assisted on 23 of its 28 made field goals.
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