The Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (6-12, 0-5 AmEast), who are currently on a seven-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they visit Events Center to challenge the Binghamton Bearcats (10-10, 1-4 AmEast). Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 21, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks at Binghamton Bearcats ATS Preview
The last time the River Hawks played, they were beaten by the Albany Great Danes, 70-62. Jahad Thomas had a solid game for Massachusetts-Lowell, leading the team in scoring with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Albany did an excellent job of making free throws (19-22; 86.4 percent). Massachusetts-Lowell, on the other hand, held the Great Danes to an effective field goal percentage of 0.490 (below the 0.563 mark opponents have averaged against Massachusetts-Lowell this season).
The Bearcats are trying to rebound after their 77-66 loss to the Stony Brook Seawolves in their last contest. With 12 points and 11 rebounds, Everson Davis put together a good performance for Binghamton. Stony Brook did a terrific job of making free throws (15-21; 71.4 percent). Binghamton, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 16.4).
Binghamton figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Bearcats rank 70th in effective field goal percentage (0.542), while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 336th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.560).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the River Hawks won both contests last season. In the most recent game, Massachusetts-Lowell won 60-59. Massachusetts-Lowell had a much better turnover percentage (11.5 vs. 20.4). Binghamton, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent).
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks at Binghamton Bearcats Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Binghamton, ATS Winner – Binghamton, O/U – Over
- The Bearcats rank 248th in rebounds per game (33.0) while the River Hawks rank 274th (31.8).
- Binghamton ranks 33rd in blocks per game (4.8) while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 114th (3.4).
- The Bearcats rank 49th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the River Hawks rank 123rd (6.7).
- Massachusetts-Lowell allows the 26th-fewest three pointers per game (18.4) while Binghamton ranks 54th (19.7).
- The Bearcats have been outscored by an average of 7.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Binghamton has defeated opponents by an average of 2.9 points.
- During their last five games, the River Hawks have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (7.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 81.0 points per game (2.2 above their season average).