The Wisconsin Badgers (7-7) will be at home in Kohl Center when they take on the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (5-4). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks vs. Wisconsin Badgers Odds Preview
In the River Hawks last game, they were victorious over the Boston University Terriers, 87-82. With 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Jahad Thomas put together a solid outing for Massachusetts-Lowell. The River Hawks knocked down 28 of their 36 free throws (77.8 percent), while the Terriers had a turnover percentage of 20.0 (above their season average of 15.6).
The Badgers will look to keep it rolling after topping the Chicago State Cougars in their last contest, 82-70. With 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting, Ethan Happ was Wisconsin’s high scorer. Wisconsin played a perfect game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.451 (above their season average of 0.213) and a turnover percentage of 10.9 (better than their season average of 15.3). For those same stats, Chicago State put up marks of 0.268 and 13.5, respectively.
It will be a battle of contrasting styles as the up-and-down River Hawks will look to push the more methodical Badgers. Dating back to last season, the River Hawks rank 35th in possessions per game while the Badgers are 344th.
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Massachusetts-Lowell, ATS Winner – Massachusetts-Lowell, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Wisconsin ranks 15th in rebounds allowed per game (30.7) while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 207th (35.4).
- The Badgers rank fourth in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while the River Hawks rank 111th (22.2).