The Great Danes and River Hawks are set to face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The River Hawks will host the game at Costello Athletic Center in Lowell, MA. The over/under for this game is set at 163 points, and Massachusetts-Lowell is favored by -10 vs. Albany in a America East conference matchup.

ALBANY GREAT DANES VS MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Albany Great Danes +10

This game will be played at Costello Athletic Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE ALBANY GREAT DANES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the River Hawks.
  • Even though we have Massachusetts-Lowell winning straight-up, we like Albany at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 163 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Great Danes Have What it Takes on the Road?

Albany has a record of 12-15 this season and is 4-8 in America East games. The Great Danes are 5-11 on the road, and they have lost their last three games away from home.

As an underdog, Albany is 3-14 this season. They have been the underdog in 17 of their 27 games.

Albany’s ATS record this season is 12-14. On the road, they have gone 7-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Great Danes are just 1-9 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Albany games is 14-10-2. The average scoring total in their games is 156.5 points, which is 5.3 points lower than the average over/under line of 151.2. This year, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 163.

In their recent matchup, the Albany offense ended with 80 points against Vermont. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 11 threes. Tyler Bertram was the leading scorer for the Great Danes, putting up 27 points. In addition, Sebastian Thomas contributed 19 points.

Looking at the Albany defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.4 points per game (306th). In their previous game vs. Vermont, the Catamounts finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 94 points vs. Albany.

Can the River Hawks Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Massachusetts-Lowell comes into this game as 10-point favorites, and they have gone 12-5 when favored this season. They are 5-3 at home this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, the River Hawks are 18-7 this season, and they have won two straight games. In their last game, they took down Binghamton by a score of 87-80.

As the favorite, Massachusetts-Lowell has gone just 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games. At home, their ATS mark is only 1-7 this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the River Hawks are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 163 is higher than the average over/under line in Massachusetts-Lowell’s games this season (147.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Massachusetts-Lowell offense tallied 87 points in a matchup against Binghamton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 9 threes. Yuri Covington led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Max Brooks contributed 20 points for the River Hawks.

Currently, the River Hawks’ defense holds the 99th rank in the nation, allowing 69.2 points per game. The Massachusetts-Lowell defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed Binghamton to connect on 9 threes.