UMass-Lowell at Hartford - 3/13/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

UMass-Lowell at Hartford - 3/13/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Hartford Hawks (14-8) vs UMass-Lowell River Hawks (11-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 am (Chase Family Arena)

Betting Odds: Hartford Hawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UMass Lowell River Hawks and Hartford Hawks meet Saturday in the college basketball America East Final at the Chase Arena.

The UMass Lowell River Hawks look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are averaging 68.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Obadiah Noel is averaging 20.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Connor Withers is averaging 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. Kalil Thomas is dishing 0.5 assists and Bryce Daley is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Hartford Hawks look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Hartford Hawks are averaging 64.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Austin Williams is averaging 13.6 points and 6.1 rebounds while Moses Flowers is averaging 11.6 points and 1.3 assists. Traci Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Miroslav Stafl is dishing 1.3 assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hartford Hawks are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.

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The River Hawks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 14-6 in River Hawks last 20 overall. The under is 35-17-1 in Hawks last 53 overall. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

These teams split the previous two meetings this season, but it's the Hartford Hawks who are playing the better ball right now. Hartford is winning by an average of 6.6 points on 50.8 percent shooting in its last five games and wins at home by an average of 9.6 points. Hartford is also 7-3 against the spread at home. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are 4-6 against the spread when an underdog of five or less points and they've had issues rising up to their competition at times. I'll lay the bucket with Hartford at home.

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Randy’s Pick Hartford Hawks -2.5

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