UMass-Lowell vs. Maine America East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The No. 2 seed UMass-Lowell River Hawks (24-7, 11-5 America East) are favored by 9.5 points in their America East Tournament matchup against the No. 7 seed Maine Black Bears (13-16, 7-9 America East) on Saturday at Costello Athletic Center, tipping off at 4:00 PM on ESPN+. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under is set at 141.5 for the matchup.
UMass-Lowell vs. Maine Odds
- UMass-Lowell odds to win: -539
- Maine odds to win: +398
- Spread: UMass-Lowell (-9.5)
- Total: 141.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Lowell, Massachusetts
- Venue: Costello Athletic Center
Who Will Win UMass-Lowell vs. Maine?
UMass-Lowell and Maine Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 9.5-point favorites this season, UMass-Lowell is 8-5 against the spread.
Maine has a 4-3 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 9.5 points or more.
These teams average 147.5 points per game combined, six more than the over/under of 141.5.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 135.4 points per game, 6.1 fewer than the point total in this game.
The average total UMass-Lowell has had in its matchups this year is 3.2 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average total for Black Bears games this year is 3.4 fewer points than the point total of 141.5 for this outing.
The River Hawks are 19-10-0 ATS this season.
So far this season, the Black Bears have put together a 15-11-1 record against the spread.
UMass-Lowell Stats & Insights
UMass-Lowell outscores opponents by 12.3 points per game (scoring 78.5 per game to rank 35th in college basketball while allowing 66.2 per outing to rank 66th in college basketball) and has a +381 scoring differential overall.
UMass-Lowell grabs 36 rebounds per game (15th in college basketball) while allowing 27.7 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 8.3 boards per game.
The River Hawks connect on 7 three-pointers per game (222nd in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.2. They shoot 37.8% from deep while their opponents hit 34% from long range.
UMass-Lowell ranks 49th in college basketball by averaging 99.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 19th in college basketball, allowing 83.6 points per 100 possessions.
The River Hawks are averaging 83.5 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 73.9 points per contest.
Maine Stats & Insights
Maine scores 69 points per game (251st in college basketball) and concedes 69.2 (149th in college basketball) for a -6 scoring differential overall.
Maine falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 4.9 boards. It collects 27.3 rebounds per game (359th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.2.
Maine makes 6.7 three-pointers per game (256th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7 on average.
Maine’s 92.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 221st in college basketball, and the 92.7 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 221st in college basketball.
At home the Black Bears are scoring 78.5 points per game, 16.2 more than they are averaging away (62.3).
UMass-Lowell Key Players to Watch
The River Hawks scoring leader is Everette Hammond, who averages 13.7 per contest to go with 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
UMass-Lowell’s leading rebounder is Abdoul Karim Coulibaly averaging eight boards per game and its best passer is Ayinde Hikim and his 3.9 assists per game.
Hammond leads the River Hawks in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Hikim is UMass-Lowell’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Max Brooks leads them in blocks with 1.8 per contest.
Maine Key Players to Watch
Gedi Juozapaitis puts up 15.4 points per game to be the top scorer for the Black Bears.
The Maine leaders in rebounding and assists are Peter Filipovity with 5.7 rebounds per game (he also adds 9.3 points and 0.6 assists per game) and Jaden Clayton with 4.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game).
Juozapaitis averages 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Black Bears.
Maine’s leader in steals and blocks is Kellen Tynes with 3.3 steals and 0.6 blocks per game.
UMass-Lowell vs. Maine Prediction
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UMass-Lowell 75, Maine 65
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