UMBC and Albany (NY) face off for conference

Albany (NY) Great Danes (5-11, 0-1 America East) at UMBC Retrievers (9-6, 0-1 America East)

Baltimore; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: UMBC -8.5; over/under is 147

BOTTOM LINE: Colton Lawrence and the UMBC Retrievers host Gerald Drumgoole Jr. and the Albany (NY) Great Danes in America East play Thursday.

The Retrievers are 6-2 on their home court. UMBC is 2-3 against opponents with a winning record.

The Great Danes have gone 0-1 against America East opponents. Albany (NY) is eighth in the America East scoring 65.6 points per game and is shooting 40.2%.

The Retrievers and Great Danes face off Thursday for the first time in America East play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matteo Picarelli averages 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Retrievers, scoring 11.3 points while shooting 44.3% from beyond the arc. Lawrence is averaging 13.5 points over the past 10 games for UMBC.

Drumgoole is scoring 13.9 points per game with 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Great Danes. Jonathan Beagle is averaging 10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 51.2% over the last 10 games for Albany (NY).

LAST 10 GAMES: Retrievers: 6-4, averaging 76.2 points, 33.4 rebounds, 15.5 assists, 5.8 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.3 points per game.

Great Danes: 3-7, averaging 62.6 points, 29.3 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 6.1 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 38.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.4 points.

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