Hartford @ UMBC
Current Records: Hartford 4-14; UMBC 12-6
What to Know
The Hartford Hawks have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the UMBC Retrievers and are hoping to record their first win since Jan. 16 of 2021. They will face off against one another at 5 p.m. ET Monday at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. UMBC will be strutting in after a victory while the Hawks will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Hartford was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last week as they fell 78-73 to the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers.
Meanwhile, UMBC beat the Maine Black Bears 85-77 this past Saturday.
Hartford is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Hartford is now 4-14 while the Retrievers sit at 12-6. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Hawks are fourth worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 63.9 on average. UMBC has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 46th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 74.1 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena -- Baltimore, Maryland
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $26.25
The Retrievers are a big 18.5-point favorite against the Hawks, 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 18-point favorite.
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UMBC have won 11 out of their last 17 games against Hartford.
- Mar 09, 2022 - UMBC 80 vs. Hartford 60
- Feb 23, 2022 - UMBC 92 vs. Hartford 85
- Feb 09, 2022 - UMBC 68 vs. Hartford 64
- Jan 17, 2021 - UMBC 57 vs. Hartford 49
- Jan 16, 2021 - Hartford 70 vs. UMBC 63
- Feb 05, 2020 - UMBC 70 vs. Hartford 59
- Jan 22, 2020 - UMBC 69 vs. Hartford 60
- Mar 12, 2019 - UMBC 90 vs. Hartford 85
- Feb 06, 2019 - Hartford 70 vs. UMBC 61
- Jan 09, 2019 - Hartford 66 vs. UMBC 64
- Mar 06, 2018 - UMBC 75 vs. Hartford 60
- Feb 27, 2018 - UMBC 62 vs. Hartford 53
- Jan 15, 2018 - UMBC 78 vs. Hartford 56
- Feb 09, 2017 - Hartford 84 vs. UMBC 77
- Jan 11, 2017 - UMBC 84 vs. Hartford 68
- Feb 17, 2016 - Hartford 88 vs. UMBC 65
- Jan 21, 2016 - Hartford 98 vs. UMBC 87