Planning on watching today’s Bearcats and River Hawks game? Catch the action at Costello Athletic Center in Lowell, MA, as the River Hawks hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 143.5 points, and Massachusetts-Lowell is favored by -9.5 vs. Binghamton in a America East conference matchup.

BINGHAMTON BEARCATS VS MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Binghamton Bearcats +9.5

This game will be played at Costello Athletic Center at 6:30 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE BINGHAMTON BEARCATS:

  • 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 Binghamton at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Binghamton Defense Show Up on the Road?

As they prepare for their 26th game of the season, Binghamton currently holds a 12-13 overall record. On the road, the Bearcats have a 4-9 record, while they are 6-4 this year. Binghamton has been solid against the spread thus far, boasting a 12-11 record. In their last ten games, they have been even more impressive at 4-1 vs. the spread.

Binghamton’s games have, on average, featured 141.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 10-12-1. Their average over/under line is currently 143.8 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Bearcats’ games have averaged 132 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-4.

The Bearcats’ offense finished with 69 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71.4 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tymu Chenery who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.6. Armon Harried also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.9.

Coming into today’s game, the Binghamton defense is giving up an average of 71.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Binghamton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.8% this season.

Do the River Hawks Have a Shot at a Home Win?

After winning 86-77 against Bryant, Massachusetts-Lowell now holds a 17-7 record. The River Hawks, who are 10-4 on the road this season, will be 4-3 on the year. Massachusetts-Lowell has a positive ATS record, sitting above .500 at 11-10. Over their past five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 24 games, Massachusetts-Lowell has an over/under record of 10-11-0, with their games averaging 146.4 points per game on average. The River Hawks’ last five games have finished with a combined 153 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

The Massachusetts-Lowell offense is coming off a game in which they scored 86 points vs. Bryant. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.8% while connecting on 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Yuri Covington with 27 points. Ayinde Hikim also added 21 points for the River Hawks.

So far, the River Hawks’ defense is ranked 90th in the country at 68.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.3 threes per game vs. Binghamton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.3%.