AmEast foes will battle when the UMass Lowell River Hawks (11-17, 5-8 AmEast) take on the Albany Great Danes (14-14, 7-6 AmEast) at the Tsongas Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Albany Great Danes at UMass Lowell River Hawks ATS Preview
The Great Danes lost to the New Hampshire Wildcats in their last contest, 68-56. Ahmad Clark had a solid game for Albany, leading both teams in scoring with 24 points on 5-for-17 shooting. New Hampshire held the Great Danes to an effective field goal percentage of 0.330 (below their season average of 0.486). Albany, on the other hand, did a great job of getting and making free throws (19-27; 70.4 percent).
In the River Hawks’ previous game, they were beaten by the Binghamton Bearcats, 86-84. Josh Gantz was UMass Lowell’s high scorer with 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Binghamton did an excellent job of making free throws (19-26; 73.1 percent). UMass Lowell, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3 (above their season average of 27.9).
Second-chance opportunities might be scarce for UMass Lowell in this battle. The River Hawks rank 187th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.2 percent), while Albany ranks 82nd in defensive rebounding percentage (74.3 percent).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Great Danes won 101-75. The Great Danes played a flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 37.9 and a free throw rate of 0.235. The River Hawks were 18.2 and 0.136, respectively, for those same stats. In the victory, Cameron Healy led all scorers with 41 points.
Albany Great Danes vs. UMass Lowell River Hawks Odds Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UMass Lowell, ATS Winner – UMass Lowell, O/U – Over
The Great Danes rank 156th in rebounds per game (35.3) while the River Hawks rank 182nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.9).
UMass Lowell ranks 77th in steals per game (7.1) while Albany ranks 211th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
The River Hawks average 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 46th in the country. The Great Danes rank 158th in assists allowed per game (13.0).
Albany ranks 83rd in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while UMass Lowell ranks 173rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.2).
The River Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 0.8, down from 1.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Great Danes have scored an average of 58.8 points per game (8.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.4 points per game (5.1 below their season average).