UMass-Lowell vs Maine Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/5/24

Maine (14-16) vs UMass-Lowell (20-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Memorial Gym(Maine))

Betting Odds: Maine +4.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UMass Lowell Riverhawks and Maine Black Bears face off Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Memorial Gym. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free UMass Lowell vs Maine prediction.

UMass Lowell Looks to Bounce Back

UMass Lowell faced off against Vermont on Saturday and the offense wasn’t good enough. UMass Lowell scored 62 points but the defense gave up 74 points and that led to the defeat. Two games ago against Bryant, UMass Lowell scored 89 points and they ended up winning by 22 points. UMass Lowell is averaging 80.9 points while their defense is giving up 70.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 36th in the league and the offense needs to be good here. Ayinde Hikim is averaging 15.1 points while shooting 40.6 percent from the field and 24.4 percent from behind the three point line.

Maine Continues to be in Close Games

The last couple of games for Maine have been close, and they hope they can stick around in this game. Two games ago against Binghamton, Maine was defeated 76-74 and in the last game against Albany, Maine was able to secure the 74-71 victory. Peter Filipotivy had a strong game putting up 20 points, seven rebounds, and one assist. Maine is averaging 67.8 points while their defense is giving up 67 points per game. The defense is ranked 49th in the league and the defense is going to need to step up here. Peter Filipovity is averaging 13.9 points while shooting 55.8 percent from the field. 

UMass Lowell vs Maine Betting Prediction

UMass Lowell is going to find success here. UMass Lowell is averaging 80.9 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Maine’s defense is giving up 67 points and they are going to really struggle to defend here. UMass Lowell is going to have no issue running up the score, and that is going to be the difference here as UMass Lowell is going to get the job done. Back UMass Lowell against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick UMass Lowell -4.5

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