UMass Lowell River Hawks at Maine Black Bears ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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The UMass Lowell River Hawks (8-10, 2-1 AmEast) will be at the Cross Insurance Center to challenge the Maine Black Bears (4-13, 0-3 AmEast) in an AmEast matchup. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Maine Black Bears ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Black Bears lost to the Albany Great Danes, 76-70, while the River Hawks easily got past the Binghamton Bearcats, 85-66.

UMass Lowell dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.236 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 13.9 (better than their season average of 16.5). Binghamton was 0.127 and 20.4, respectively, for those same stats. Maine, on the other hand, held Albany to an effective field goal percentage of 0.435 (below their season average of 0.497). Maine was led by Nedeljko Prijovic, who contributed 26 points. Obadiah Noel played a key role for UMass Lowell with 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The River Hawks won the last contest 70-61. The River Hawks’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Black Bears. UMass Lowell had a rate of 29.4, while Maine posted a mark of 23.5. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Maine could have trouble getting to the foul line in this meeting. The Black Bears rank 325th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.174, while UMass Lowell ranks eighth in FTA rate allowed (0.148).

UMass Lowell River Hawks at Maine Black Bears Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – UMass Lowell, ATS Winner – UMass Lowell, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Maine ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while UMass Lowell ranks 127th (3.9).
  • The Black Bears average 13.8 assists per game, which ranks 110th in the nation. The River Hawks rank 177th in assists allowed per game (13.8).
  • Maine averages 23.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 111th in the NCAA. UMass Lowell ranks 166th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
  • The River Hawks rank 141st in rebounds per game (35.9) while the Black Bears rank 244th (32.7).
  • UMass Lowell ranks 95th in steals per game (7.2) while Maine ranks 191st in steals allowed per game (8.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The River Hawks have been outscored by an average of 3.6 points in their last five games. For the season, UMass Lowell has defeated opponents by an average of 1.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Black Bears have scored an average of 59.8 points per game (5.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (8.4 above their season average).