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Massachusetts-Lowell vs New Hampshire Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds

River Hawks vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks at New Hampshire Wildcats
  • Where: Durham at Lundholm Gymnasium
  • Date: Saturday, January 28th
  • Betting Odds: Massachusetts-Lowell -3.5, MASLOW -175 | NHAMP +143 O/U 137.0

River Hawks Preview:

Massachusetts-Lowell will take the floor against the Wildcats with an overall record of 17-5. On the road, the River Hawks will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 6-5. This season, Massachusetts-Lowell has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 13-4. For today’s contest, Massachusetts-Lowell has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

Massachusetts-Lowell will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Everette Hammond who is averaging 12.86 points per game for the River Hawks. Hammond 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 River Hawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Karim Coulibaly who has hit 61.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.95 points per game.

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.

Wildcats Preview:

New Hampshire will take the floor against the River Hawks with an overall record of 9-10. So far this season, New Hampshire has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. For the season, New Hampshire has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 5-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +3.5 point underdogs.

Clarence O. Daniels II comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.16 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is New Hampshire’s top rebounder at 10.79 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Matthew Herasme, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.16 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.3% of his shots and is adding 5.47 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, New Hampshire will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Wildcats are ranked 278th at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 418th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, New Hampshire is close to the NCAA average at 36.8%.

Free Spread Prediction: New Hampshire Wildcats +3.5

In this matchup between New Hampshire Wildcats and Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks, we will be taking the points with New Hampshire as +3.5 point home underdogs. Heading into the game, the Wildcats’ offense has the edge from beyond the arc at 9.89 made 3′ per game. In addition, the team will look to continue doing a good job getting to free-throw line as their per game average of 11.64 made free-throws is above the NCAA average. Before tip-off make sure to get your wager down on the New Hampshire Wildcats to cover the spread as +3.5 point underdogs.