The Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (4-4) will be at home in Costello Athletic Center when they go head-to-head against the Boston University Terriers (4-4). Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Boston University Terriers vs. Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks Free Preview
The Terriers edged the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in their last outing, 90-87. Nick Havener led Boston University in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Boston University’s 0.741 effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Bethune-Cookman, who had a rate of 0.583. The Terriers mark was above their season average of 0.491.
In the River Hawks last matchup, they were beaten by the Brown Bears, 89-75. Ryan Jones led Massachusetts-Lowell in scoring with 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Brown made good use of their 29 trips to the free throw line, making 25 of them (86.2 percent). Massachusetts-Lowell, on the other hand, was just 12-19 (63.2 percent).
Contrasting paces will be on display in this meeting. Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 50th in possessions per game (73.6) while Boston University is 190th (70.4) dating back to last season.
The River Hawks won the lone contest against the Terriers last season, 77-75. Massachusetts-Lowell had a better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.449). Boston University, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.188 vs. 0.132).
Boston University Terriers vs. Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Massachusetts-Lowell, ATS Winner – Massachusetts-Lowell, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The River Hawks rank 46th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Terriers rank 91st (3.3).
- Boston University ranks 33rd in steals per game (8.0) while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 202nd in steals allowed per game (8.2).
- The Terriers rank 74th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while the River Hawks rank 151st in three pointers allowed per game (22.3).
- Boston University ranks 125th in assists per game (14.1) while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 193rd in assists allowed per game (15.1).