UMass-Lowell River Hawks (12-18) at New Hampshire Wildcats (15-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Lundholm Gym)
The Line: New Hampshire Wildcats -4 -- Over/Under: 146 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The UMass-Lowell River Hawks and the New Hampshire Wildcats meet in America East college hoops action from Lundholm Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
The UMass-Lowell River Hawks will try to climb a couple of ranks in the America East standings, sitting at 6-9 in conference play after a 94-77 loss to Vermont last time out. Christian Lutete leads the River Hawks with 19.1 PPG and 7 RPG while Obadiah Noel has 19 PPG and 5.2 RPG this season. Connor Withers has 9.2 PPG and 5.8 RPG while Jordyn Owens has 6 PPG and 3.1 APG this season. As a team, UMass-Lowell is averaging 75 points on 45.9% shooting from the field, 33.5% from 3-point range and 71.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 76.3 points on 46.3% shooting from the field and 34% from 3-point range this season. UMass-Lowell is 4-9 straight up and 5-7 against the spread on the road this season.
The New Hampshire Wildcats will try to leapfrog into 3rd in the America East table, sitting at 8-7 in conference play after a 4th straight win in the form of an 89-70 win over Binghamton last time out. Nick Guadarrama has 12.9 PPG and 7.2 RPG while Sean Sutherlin is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 12.6 PPG and a team-high 9.2 RPG this season. Jayden Martinez has 10.7 PPG and Josh Hopkins has 10 PPG this season. Marque Maultsby also has 8.5 PPG and a team-high 3 APG this season. As a team, New Hampshire is averaging 69.6 points on 40.9% shooting from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range and 67.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 66.2 points on 39.5% from the field, 30.8% from 3-point range and 68.7% from the foul line this season. New Hampshire is 10-2 straight up and 7-2-1 against the spread at home this season.
Part of me wonders why the line for this game is so low, but on the other hand, it’s less wood that the Wildcats have to chop. The Wildcats have gone 10-2 SU and 7-2-1 ATS at home this season, and have covered in 4 straight games coming into this game. New Hampshire is allowing just 60.1 PPG at home and outscoring teams by 15.2 PPG at home while UMass-Lowell is allowing 82.6 points per game on the road this season. Seems almost too easy. I’ll lay the points with New Hampshire here.