Bryant Bulldogs (13-6) vs. UMass-Lowell River Hawks (16-4)
January 22, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: UMass-Lowell River Hawks -3.5 / Bryant Bulldogs +3.5; Over/Under: +158.5
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The Bryant Bulldogs and UMass Lowell River Hawks meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Tsongas Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Bryant Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Bryant Bulldogs are averaging 83.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sherif Gross-Bullock is averaging 17.4 points and 3.2 assists, while Charles Pride is averaging 14.8 points and 2.5 assists. Earl Timberlake is the third double-digit scorer and Antwan Walker is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Bryant Bulldogs are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bryant Bulldogs are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.
The UMass Lowell River Hawks Betting Preview
The UMass Lowell River Hawks are averaging 77.9 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Everette Hammond is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Abdoul Karim Coulibaly is averaging 12.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Ayinde Hikim is the third double-digit scorer and Allin Blunt is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The River Hawks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The over is 14-5 in Bulldogs last 19 road games. The over is 4-1 in River Hawks last 5 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Bryant Bulldogs aren’t pushovers, and they’ll have a chance here, but UMass-Lowell is a different animal at home, where it wins by an average of 20.6 points and shoots 50.9 percent from the field. The Bryant Bulldogs lose by an average of 13.2 points in the underdog role. I’ll lay the small chalk with the home team.