Planning on watching today’s River Hawks and Catamounts game? Catch the action at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT, as the Catamounts hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. This America East conference matchup has an over/under of 142.5 points, and Vermont is favored to win by -7.5 at home vs. Massachusetts-Lowell.

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 3:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

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 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Taking a Look at the River Hawks Chances in Burlington

Massachusetts-Lowell enters today’s game as a 7.5-point underdog. They have been the underdog in just five of their 27 games this season, going 3-2 in those contests. Over their last 10 road games, the River Hawks have gone 7-3.

With a win in their last game, a 89-67 victory over Bryant, Massachusetts-Lowell improved their record to 20-7 on the season. They have won their last four games, and their road record this season is 10-4.

As the underdog, UMass-Lowell has been a solid bet against the spread this season with a record of 4-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 10-4 and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Massachusetts-Lowell’s games this year (148.8). So far, 11 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 173 points compared to their season average of 149.8 points per game.

Massachusetts-Lowell’s offense had a good outing, putting up 89 points against Bryant. They achieved a 44.4% field goal percentage and went 22/26 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Quinton Mincey with 26 points. Yuri Covington also added 25 points for the River Hawks.

Currently, the River Hawks’ defense holds the 111st rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. Against Bryant in their most recent game, the Massachusetts-Lowell defense gave up a total of 67 points while allowing Bryant to hit 44% of their shots.

Will the Vermont Defense Show Up at Home?

Having won 18 of their 21 games as the favorite this season, Vermont enters today’s matchup with a 23-6 overall record, including a 13-1 mark in America East action. The Catamounts have won five straight games and have gone 11-1 at home this season.

During their current seven-game home winning streak, Vermont has gone 9-1, including a 65-48 win over Bryant in their most recent game. The Catamounts have a scoring differential of +10.7 points per game at home this season.

This season, Vermont has an ATS record of 13-14, including a mark of 5-7 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Catamounts have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Vermont games is 7-19-1 and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (139.6). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points.

Vermont offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 65 points against Bryant. In that game, they made 9/31 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 35.9%. The team’s scoring leader is TJ Long, who holds an average of 12 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Aaron Deloney is averaging 10.1 points per game this season.

In the current season, the Vermont defense has excelled, sitting 10th in the nation by allowing 62.9 points per game. In their most recent game, the Vermont defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Bryant knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 48 points.