Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the River Hawks and Catamounts. The game is starting at 11:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Catamounts at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 135.5 points, and Vermont is favored by -7.5 vs. Massachusetts-Lowell in a America East conference matchup.

MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS VS VERMONT CATAMOUNTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks +7.5

This game will be played at Patrick Gymnasium at 11:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Catamounts.
  • Even though we have Vermont winning straight-up, we like Massachusetts-Lowell at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the River Hawks Pull Off a Road Win?

Massachusetts-Lowell comes into this game with a 21-9 overall record, including an 11-5 mark in America East games. They have lost their last two games, and their record on the road this season is 10-6. For the year, they have been the underdog in six games, going 3-3.

Over their last 10 road games, the River Hawks have gone 6-4, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is +5.1 points per game.

As the underdog this season, UMass-Lowell has gone 4-2 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 10-6, including a 6-4 mark in their last 10 games as the visitor. Overall, the River Hawks have an ATS record of 12-14 this year.

UMass-Lowell’s over/under record for the season is 12-14 and today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points compared to their season average of 148.8. So far this season, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

In their most recent game, the Massachusetts-Lowell offense put up just 65 points vs. the Maine Black Bears. Overall, they are now averaging 80.6 points per game which is 40th in the country. The top scorer for the River Hawks was Cam Morris III with 22 points, while Quinton Mincey also added 13 to the scoreboard.

The River Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 135th nationally, allowing an average of 70.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. Vermont. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.4%.

Will the Catamounts Make it Happen at Home?

With a record of 26-6, including a 16-1 mark in America East play, Vermont has been one of the top teams in the country this season. They have won eight straight games, and they have been especially good at home, going 13-1.

On the year, the Catamounts have been favored in 24 of their 32 games, going 21-3 in those contests. They have been even better at home, where they have won nine straight games and gone 10-0 in their last 10.

As the favorite this season, Vermont has gone just 11-13 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Catamounts have an ATS record of 5-5. At home this year, Vermont is 6-8 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Vermont’s games this season (139.8). Overall, the over/under record in their games this year is 8-21-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

In their most recent game, the Catamounts’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72.5 points per game. For the season, the Vermont offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 55% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.7 made three’s per contest.

The Catamounts’ defense is presently ranked 11th nationally, allowing an average of 63.2 points per contest. Vermont’s three-point defense is currently 73rd in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.7% of their shots vs. Vermont.