The UMass-Lowell River Hawks and the UMass Minutemen meet in college basketball action from the Mullins Memorial Center on Wednesday.
The UMass-Lowell River Hawks come into this one looking to build on a 67-56 win over George Washington last time out. Max Brooks leads the River Hawks in scoring and rebounding with 11 PPG along with 5.8 RPG while Everette Hammond and Justin Faison each have 10+ PPG with Faison logging 3.4 APG as well this season. As a team, UMass-Lowell is averaging 70.4 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 26.9% from three and 66.2% from the foul line while allowing 60.4 PPG on 39.8% shooting from the field and 31.5% from three this season.
The UMass Minutemen will be out to bounce back from an 89-86 loss to Ball State last time out. Trent Buttrick leads the Minutemen in scoring with 15.8 PPG along with 5 RPG while Noah Fernandes has 15.2 PPG with 3.2 APG. C.J. Kelly has 12.8 PPG and Rich Kelly has 11.5 PPG with a team-high 4 APG as well to finish off the scoring in double figures for UMass this season. T.J. Weeks also has 9 PPG while leading the Minutemen with 5.2 RPG as well this season. As a team, UMass is averaging 80.2 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 37.6% from three and 69% from the foul line while allowing 79 PPG on 4.8% shooting from the field and 31.5% from three this season.
UMass-Lowell is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. UMass is 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record.
I get that UMass is the better team side by side, but realistically the River Hawks have battled hard in all of their games this season and 3-1 ATS is not a bad record all things considered. UMass has had some solid showings as well, but I think that the River Hawks and the points are the way to go here.