Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and River Hawks face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The River Hawks are hosting the game at Costello Athletic Center in Lowell, MA. The odds for this America East conference game currently have Massachusetts-Lowell as the -5.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 157.5 points.


The Pick: Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks -5.5

This game will be played at Costello Athletic Center at 6:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the River Hawks.
  • Not only will Massachusetts-Lowell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Bulldogs Exceed Expectations on the Road?

After a win in their last game, the Bulldogs are now 20-12 overall and 12-5 in America East action. They have a three-game winning streak and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games on the road.

For the season, Bryant has gone 9-9 on the road with an average scoring differential of -3.7 points per game. As the underdog, they have gone 5-8 this season.

As the underdog this season, Bryant has an ATS record of 6-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs are 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road this year, Bryant has an ATS mark of 9-9. In their last 10 road games, the Bulldogs are 5-5 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Bryant games is 13-17. The average over/under line in their games is 151.6 and the average score in their games is 151.3, resulting in an average margin of -0.4. Today’s over/under line is 157.5. This year, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Bryant’s offense scored 84 points against Maine. Their field goal percentage for the game was 58.2%, and they went 9/11 from the free-throw line. Rafael Pinzon led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 35 points. Additionally, Daniel Rivera chipped in with 13 points.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 256th rank in the nation, allowing 75.3 points per game. The Bryant defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 58 points and allowed Maine to connect on 11 threes.

Is It the River Hawks Game to Lose at Home?

Massachusetts-Lowell will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they host Bryant on Saturday. The River Hawks have gone 7-3 at home this season and have won their last three games at home.

For the season, Massachusetts-Lowell is 21-9 overall and 11-5 in America East games. They are 14-6 when favored and 10-6 on the road this season.

Massachusetts-Lowell has struggled against the spread this season, going just 12-14. They have been even worse at home, going just 2-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the River Hawks have gone 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Massachusetts-Lowell’s games this year (148.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 151 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Massachusetts-Lowell offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against Maine. Their field goal percentage for the game was 32.3%, and they made 7 threes. Offensively, the River Hawks have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 61st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 298th in percentage and 321st in three-pointers made.

At present, the River Hawks’ defense is nationally ranked 128th, allowing 70.8 points per game. Against Maine in their most recent game, the Massachusetts-Lowell defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Maine to hit 42% of their shots.