Check out our free Massachusetts-Lowell vs Maine pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Bangor. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Massachusetts-Lowell vs Maine Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds
River Hawks vs Black Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks at Maine Black Bears
- Where: Bangor at Cross Insurance Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Betting Odds: Massachusetts-Lowell -5.5, MASLOW -246 | MAINE +194 O/U 142.5
River Hawks Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Maine, the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 17-4. So far, the River Hawks have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 6-4. This season, Massachusetts-Lowell has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 13-3. For today’s contest, Massachusetts-Lowell has a betting line set -5.5 points in their favor.
Massachusetts-Lowell’s leading scorer this season is Everette Hammond, who is averaging 12.81 points per contest. So far, Hammond has accounted for 16.24% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.19 rebounds per game and 2.38 assists. Karim Coulibaly is the second leading scorer for the River Hawks, averaging 12.79 points per game. Between him and Coulibaly, they are accounting for 30.9% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Massachusetts-Lowell this season, as they are currently ranked 220th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the River Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 443rd in the NCAA.
Black Bears Preview:
Maine will take the floor against the River Hawks with an overall record of 7-12. So far this season, Maine has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-4. For the season, Maine has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Black Bears being +5.5 point underdogs.
Maine will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gedi Juozapaitis who is averaging 15.84 points per game for the Black Bears. Juozapaitis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Black Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Kellen Tynes who has hit 49.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.42 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Maine this season, as they are currently ranked 433rd in college basketball at 62.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Black Bears’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 412th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks -5.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5.5 point betting favorites. Although Massachusetts-Lowell as a team is just 173rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Black Bears’ defense. In addition, the River Hawks have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -5.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the River Hawks to come out on top and cover.