The River Hawks and Bearcats are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bearcats will host the game at Events Center (Binghamton) in Binghamton, NY. The River Hawks are favored in this America East conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 151 points.
MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS VS BINGHAMTON BEARCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Binghamton Bearcats +5
This game will be played at Events Center (Binghamton) at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE BINGHAMTON BEARCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Bearcats.
- Not only will Binghamton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Will the River Hawks Win on the Road?
Massachusetts-Lowell enters tonight’s game as the favorite, as they have been in 10 of their 17 games this season. Overall, the River Hawks are 8-2 when favored, and they have gone 13-4 this season. They are currently riding a five-game win streak, and they have gone 4-0 in America East play.
On the road this season, Massachusetts-Lowell has gone 7-3, and they have won their last three games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +6.4, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games on the road.
Massachusetts-Lowell has gone 7-7 vs. the spread this season, including a 7-3 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the River Hawks are just 4-6 vs. the spread.
UMass-Lowell has an over/under record of 6-8 this season and their games have averaged 144.7 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average OU line in their games (147) and their games have averaged 157 points over their last three contests.
Massachusetts-Lowell’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 97 points vs. Albany. Overall, they hit 64.3% of their shots from the field and went 20/25 from the free-throw line. On the offensive front, the River Hawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, ranking 40th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 299th in terms of percentage and 334th in three-pointers made.
So far this season, the Massachusetts-Lowell defense has been performing well, ranking 69th in the country at 66.9 points allowed per contest. The Massachusetts-Lowell defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed Albany to connect on 6 threes.
Does Binghamton Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?
After losing their last game to Vermont by a score of 82-62, the Binghamton Bearcats will look to get back on track against Massachusetts-Lowell. Binghamton enters this game with an overall record of 8-8 and a losing streak of four games.
So far this season, the Bearcats have gone 4-1 at home, compared to just 2-7 on the road. As the underdog, Binghamton has gone 1-8, while they are a perfect 5-0 when favored.
As the underdog, Binghamton has gone just 2-7 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 5-9. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bearcats are 2-8.
Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in Binghamton’s games this season (142.6). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.
In contrast to their season average of 74.4 points per game, the Binghamton had a below average performance. They scored 62 points against Vermont and had a field goal percentage of 43.4%. One area that the Binghamton offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 101st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 46%.
In terms of defense, Binghamton is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.5 points per game. Binghamton’s three-point defense is currently 155th in the country at 7.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.3% of their shots vs. Binghamton.