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UMass-Lowell vs Albany Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/1/23

Albany Great Danes (6-17) vs. UMass-Lowell River Hawks (17-6)
February 1, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: UMass-Lowell River Hawks -13.5 / Albany Great Danes +13.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Albany Great Danes and the UMass Lowell River Hawks meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Costello Athletic Center. Albany is 6-17 on the year so far. The Danes lost to Maine in their last game. As for UMass Lowell, they’re sitting at 17-6 on the season following a loss to New Hampshire on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Albany Great Danes

Albany won five of their first 16 games, beating Immaculata, Union NY, Presbyterian, LIU and Northern Illinois. Since then the Danes are 1-6 with losses to UMBC, Bryant, NJIT, Binghamton, New Hampshire and Maine. 

Matched up against Maine on Saturday, the Danes posted a 34-29 lead going into the break. Albany was outscored 43-34 from there and lost 72-68. Jonathan Beagle led the team with 16 points and six rebounds. 

UMass Lowell River Hawks 

Over on the UMass Lowell side, they hit a 14-2 run in their first 16 games with losses to only Rutgers and Rhode Island. The River Hawks are a sketchy 3-4 since then with losses to Albany, Binghamton, Maine and New Hampshire. 

In the New Hampshire game last weekend, the River Hawks jumped out to a 37-30 lead going into the second half. UMass Lowell was outscored 39-28 from there and lost it 69-65. Allin Blunt was the top scorer on 17 points and seven boards. 


I’ll probably stick with UMass Lowell in this one. Also probably not touching it, though. The River Hawks had a bad second half against a mediocre New Hampshire team in their last outing, and haven’t been very consistent lately. The last time these teams met up back on January 8 at McDonough Sports Complex, UMass Lowell suffered an 89-63 defeat and struggled the whole way. This is a prime opportunity for the River Hawks to get some revenge and get back on track; we’ll see if they can pull it off. 

Andrew's Free Pick: UMass Lowell River Hawks -13.5

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