Looking to win big? The River Hawks and Great Danes face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Great Danes are hosting the game at SEFCU Arena in Albany, NY. The River Hawks come into this America East conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 154.5 points.
MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS VS ALBANY GREAT DANES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Albany Great Danes +1.5
This game will be played at SEFCU Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.
WHY BET THE ALBANY GREAT DANES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Great Danes.
- Not only will Albany pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Will Massachusetts-Lowell Live Up to Expectations on the Road?
Massachusetts-Lowell has been on a roll as of late, winning four straight games to improve to 12-4 overall. The River Hawks are a perfect 3-0 in America East games and have gone 9-4 in non-conference action.
On the road, Massachusetts-Lowell has been strong, going 6-3 this season and 6-4 in its last 10 games away from home. The River Hawks are favored by 1.5 points tonight and have gone 7-2 when they are the favorites.
Against the spread, the River Hawks have gone 6-7 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 6-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, UMass-Lowell has gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Massachusetts-Lowell games is 5-8. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points.
Massachusetts-Lowell’s offense had a good outing, putting up 86 points against UMBC. They achieved a 48.5% field goal percentage and went 17/21 from the free-throw line. Leading Massachusetts-Lowell in scoring vs. UMBC was Max Brooks with his 24 points. Quinton Mincey also added 17 points for the River Hawks.
This season, the Massachusetts-Lowell defense has been impressive, holding the 62nd position in the country while permitting an average of 66.4 points per contest. In today’s game, the Massachusetts-Lowell defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 82 points.
Will the Great Danes Win at Home?
Albany will be looking to extend their two-game win streak when they take on Massachusetts-Lowell. So far this season, the Great Danes have gone 10-7, including a perfect 5-0 mark at home. As the underdog, they have gone just 2-7.
Albany has been playing well at home, as they have won their last five games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2. In their most recent game, they defeated Binghamton by a score of 95-75.
As the underdog, Albany has gone 4-5 vs. the spread this season and is 0-3 ATS in their last three games as the underdog. However, they have a 4-1 ATS mark at home this year and are 6-3 in their last 10 games vs. the spread at home.
Albany’s over/under record this season is 8-6-2 and today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.4). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.
In their latest game, Albany’s offense looked good, scoring 95 points against Binghamton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 10/15 free throws. Leading Albany in scoring vs. Binghamton was Sebastian Thomas with his 30 points. Amar’e Marshall also added 17 points for the Great Danes.
Coming into today’s game, the Albany defense is giving up an average of 74.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Albany’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 25.6% this season.