Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Catamounts versus the River Hawks? Tip off is at at 6:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Costello Athletic Center in Lowell, MA. The over/under for this game is set at 139 points, and Massachusetts-Lowell is favored by -1 vs. Vermont in a America East conference matchup.


The Pick: Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks -1

This game will be played at Costello Athletic Center at 6:30 ET on Thursday, January 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the River Hawks.
  • Not only will Massachusetts-Lowell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Does Vermont Stand a Chance on the Road?

Through 19 games, Vermont has been the underdog five times, going 2-3 in those games. The Catamounts have gone 5-4 on the road this season, and they have won their last two games away from home.

Overall, Vermont has won five straight games, and they are 14-5 on the year. In their last game, the Catamounts beat Binghamton by a score of 82-62. So far, they are 4-0 in conference play and 10-5 in non-conference action.

As the underdog, Vermont has gone just 2-3 vs. the spread this season and they are 3-7 in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Catamounts are 4-5 ATS this year and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Vermont games this season is 6-10-1 and today’s line of 139 is similar to the average over/under line of 138.6 in their games. The average scoring total in their games this season is 136.6 points and their last three games have averaged 141 points.

In their latest game, Vermont offense put up 82 points against Binghamton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.4% and made 7 threes. TJ Long is leading the team in scoring at 12.9 points per contest. Matt Veretto has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.1 going into the game.

Currently, the Catamounts’ defense holds the 26th rank in the nation, allowing 64.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Binghamton, the Bearcats finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 62 points vs. Vermont.

Are the River Hawks Ready for a Home Win?

Massachusetts-Lowell comes into this game with an overall record of 14-4 and a six-game win streak. They are a perfect 5-0 in America East Conference play, and their record at home this season is 3-1.

Over their last ten games at home, the River Hawks have gone 9-1. So far, they have been favored in 11 games, going 9-2 as the favorite.

UMass-Lowell has struggled against the spread at home this season, going 0-4. Their overall ATS record is 8-7, but they are just 5-6 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the River Hawks are 4-6 vs. the spread.

UMass-Lowell’s over/under record for the season sits at 6-9. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 147.3 and their matchups have averaged 144.4 points. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those contests is 159 points.

The Massachusetts-Lowell offense is coming off a game in which they scored 80 points vs. Binghamton. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.7% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Cam Morris III with 17 points. Quinton Mincey also added 17 points for the River Hawks.

The River Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 56th nationally, allowing an average of 66.6 points per contest. Massachusetts-Lowell’s three-point defense is currently 12th in the country at 4.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.1% of their shots vs. Massachusetts-Lowell.