Vermont Catamounts at UMass Lowell River Hawks Betting Prediction 02/29/20

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The UMass Lowell River Hawks (12-17, 6-8 AmEast) close out their home schedule at Tsongas Center against the Vermont Catamounts (22-7, 12-2 AmEast). Action begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Vermont Catamounts at UMass Lowell River Hawks ATS Odds

In their last outing, the River Hawks dismantled the Albany Great Danes, 88-69, while the Catamounts lost a close one to the UMBC Retrievers, 66-64. UMass Lowell dominated every stat category in the contest. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 28.2) and a turnover percentage of 13.8 (better than their season average of 17.2). Albany was 12.9 and 18.8, respectively, for those same stats. Vermont, on the other hand, forced UMBC into a turnover percentage of 26.2 (above their season average of 16.7). Connor Withers fueled UMass Lowell with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Vermont was led by Anthony Lamb, who put up 24 points and six rebounds. In their first matchup this year, Lamb led the Catamounts to a 92-62 win. He scored a game-high 20 points. Vermont’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Catamounts had 13 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the River Hawks had six and 23, respectively. The offense of UMass Lowell (122nd in the country with an offensive efficiency of 105.3) will face off against the stingy defense of Vermont (seventh in the country with a defensive efficiency of 89.4). The Catamounts should have the edge on that end of the court.

Vermont Catamounts vs. UMass Lowell River Hawks Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Vermont ranks 22nd in assists allowed per game (10.2) while UMass Lowell ranks 213th (13.9).
  • The Catamounts rank 35th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the River Hawks rank 105th (3.3).
  • Vermont ranks 160th in steals per game (5.9) while UMass Lowell ranks 173rd in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • The Catamounts average 24.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 61st in the NCAA. The River Hawks rank 173rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).
  • Vermont averages 37.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 85th in the NCAA. UMass Lowell ranks 163rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Catamounts have scored an average of 69.2 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.2 points per game (1.4 below their season average).
  • The River Hawks have outscored opponents by an average of 4.4 points in their last five games. On the season, UMass Lowell has been defeated by an average of 0.8 points.