The UMass Lowell River Hawks (2-3) will be at home in the Costello Athletic Center when they take on the Merrimack Warriors (1-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Merrimack Warriors vs. UMass Lowell River Hawks Free Preview
In the Warriors’ last matchup, they were beaten by the Dartmouth Big Green, 55-46. With 10 points on 4-for-9 shooting, Juvaris Hayes led Merrimack in scoring. Dartmouth had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.7 vs. 10.8). Merrimack, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 22.5).
The River Hawks are trying to rebound after their 80-78 loss to the Jacksonville Dolphins in their last contest. Christian Lutete was the game’s high scorer with 24 points on 10-for-17 shooting. Jacksonville made 12 of their 25 three pointers (48.0 percent). UMass Lowell, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (12-17; 70.6 percent).
It will be a matchup of opposite tempos as the up-and-down River Hawks will look to push the more half-court-oriented Warriors. Dating back to last season, the River Hawks rank 88th in possessions per game while the Warriors are 348th.
Merrimack Warriors at UMass Lowell River Hawks Betting Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – UMass Lowell, ATS Winner – UMass Lowell, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Warriors rank sixth in three pointers allowed per game (17.7) while the River Hawks rank 160th (22.3).
UMass Lowell ranks 216th in blocks per game (2.6) while Merrimack ranks 274th (2.0).
UMass Lowell ranks 29th in assists per game (15.7) while Merrimack ranks 305th (10.3).
The Warriors rank first in steals allowed per game (2.3) while the River Hawks rank 230th (7.0).
UMass Lowell ranks 159th in rebounds per game (35.7) while Merrimack ranks 328th (28.3).