New Hampshire vs. UMass-Lowell - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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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 Here for the Latest Odds
The Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (12-18, 6-9 AE) travel to Durham, NH to take on the New Hampshire Wildcats (15-13, 8-7 AE) in an Atlantic East showdown at Lundholm Gymnasium. The last time these two teams played, New Hampshire lost to Massachusetts-Lowell 75-77 as 3 ½-point road underdogs.
Massachusetts-Lowell has gone 4-6 both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games. They are 2-5 on the road in conference play, and 3-4 against the spread in those games. Massachusetts-Lowell is averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 82.6 points per game to opponents on the road this season. Massachusetts-Lowell is shooting 44.5% from the field, 33.2% from 3 and 69.7% from the free-throw line on the road this year.
Massachusetts-Lowell has won 3 of its last 5 games but lost its last outing at home to Vermont 77-94 as 11-point home underdogs. Massachusetts-Lowell is ranked 279th by KenPom, with the 144th ranked offense and 341st ranked defense in the country. Massachusetts-Lowell is led by Senior guard Christian Lutete, who averages 19.1 points per game and 7 rebounds per game, and Junior guard Obadiah Noel, who scores 18 points per game and averages 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
New Hampshire is 6-4 straight up and 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games. They are 5-2 in conference games at home, with a 4-2-1 record against the spread in those contests. At home this season New Hampshire is averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 66.2 points per game to opponents. New Hampshire shoots 43.8% from the field, 34.2% from 3 and 68.7% from the free-throw line at home this season.
New Hampshire has gone 4-0 in its last 4 games both straight up and against the spread, winning their last game 89-70 as 11-point home favorites over Binghamton. New Hampshire is 3-1 straight up and 3-0-1 against the spread in their last 4 conference home games. New Hampshire is ranked 234th by KenPom, with the 289th ranked offense and 166th ranked defense in the nation. New Hampshire’s roster consists of four underclassmen who average double-digit scoring and is led by Sophomore forward Nick Guadarrama, who averages 12.9 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game, and Freshman guard Sean Sutherlin, who averages 12.6 points per game, 9.2 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per game. Sophomore forward Jayden Martinez and Junior guard Josh Hopkins contribute 10.7 points per game and 10 points per game respectfully.
New Hampshire is 5-2 both straight up and against the spread in their last 7 games against Massachusetts-Lowell. The over is 6-4 in the last 10 games for Massachusetts-Lowell and 5-5 in the last 10 for New Hampshire. In their previous 7 games against one another, the under is 4-3.
New Hampshire has had a strong finish to the season, and I expect them to keep the momentum going at home to close out the year for the Seniors on their roster. I’ll lay the points with the Wildcats.