Bryant vs UMass-Lowell Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/29/24

UMass-Lowell (19-7) vs Bryant (17-11)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 6:30 pm (Costello Athletic Center)

Betting Odds: UMass-Lowell -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Bryant Bulldogs and UMass Lowell River Hawks face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Costello Athletic Center. These two teams just faced off a few games ago and it was UMass Lowell that won 86-77. 

Can Bryant Play Better Defense?

Bryant’s defense has been inconsistent and it’s what hurt them two games ago against UMass Lowell where they gave up 85 points. In the last game against Vermont, Bryant scored only 48 points while the defense gave up 65 points. Bryant is averaging 78.3 points while their defense is giving up 75.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 66th in the league while the defense is ranked 275th. Sherif Gross-Bullock is averaging 18.7 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from behind the three point line. Bryant will meet NJIT after this one.

UMass Lowell Offense Has Been Impressive

The UMass Lowell offense has been impressive heading into this game. UMass Lowell has scored at least 86 points in their last three games. In the last game against Albany, UMass Lowell scored 104 points and they ended up winning by nine points. Max Brooks was the top player for UMass Lowell putting up 29 points and six rebounds. UMass Lowell is averaging 81.3 points while their defense is giving up 70.2 points per game. Ayinde Hikim is averaging 15.3 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. 

Bryant vs UMass Betting Prediction

When Bryant takes the court you know a couple of things are going to happen. Their offense is probably going to be good, and their defense is not going to have any interest in playing defense. UMass Lowell is averaging 81.3 points and in their last game against Bryant they scored 86 points. Bryant and UMass Lowell are both going to run up the score here, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to end up over the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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