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UMass-Lowell vs Maine 1/5/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Maine Black Bears (6-7) vs. UMass-Lowell River Hawks (13-2)
January 5, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: UMass-Lowell River Hawks -12.5 / Maine Black Bears +12.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Maine Black Bears and UMass Lowell River Hawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Costello Athletic Center. The Maine Black Bears look to get back to a .500 record. The UMass Lowell River Hawks look for their 14th win.

The Maine Black Bears are averaging 70.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kellen Tynes is averaging 15 points and 4 assists, while Gedi Juozapaitis is averaging 13.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Peter Filipovity is the third double-digit scorer and Kristians Feierbergs is dishing 0.6 assists. The Maine Black Bears are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Maine Black Bears are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.7 rebounds per game.

The UMass Lowell River Hawks are averaging 79.8 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Abdoul Karim Coulibaly is averaging 13 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Everette Hammond is averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Ayinde Hikim is the third double-digit scorer and Yuri Covington is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.

The Black Bears are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 12-4 in Black Bears last 16 games following a ATS win. The over is 14-6 in Black Bears last 20 games following a straight up loss. The under is 4-0 in River Hawks last 4 home games. The under is 7-2 in River Hawks last 9 overall.

The UMass Lowell River Hawks are easily the better team here, they’re playing the better ball right now, and they’re at home where they win by an average of 26.1 points. The Maine Black Bears just don’t have the horses to give the River Hawks a rare scare. Look for UMass-Lowell to keep things rolling with a comfortable victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UMass-Lowell River Hawks -12.5

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