UMass-Lowell vs Maine Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 2 seed UMass-Lowell River Hawks (24-7, 11-5 America East) and the No. 7 seed Maine Black Bears (13-16, 7-9 America East) play in the America East Tournament Saturday at Costello Athletic Center. Gametime is at 4:00 PM.

The River Hawks are currently solid 9.5-point favorites over the Black Bears. The matchup has an over/under of 141.5.

UMass-Lowell vs. Maine Odds

Point Spread for UMass-Lowell vs. Maine

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing UMass-Lowell as the favorite.

UMass-Lowell vs. Maine Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UMass-Lowell has -539 odds to pick up the win, while Maine is listed at +398 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 141.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Arena: Costello Athletic Center

UMass-Lowell vs. Maine Betting Trends

UMass-Lowell is 19-10-0 against the spread this year. The River Hawks have come away with 20 wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. UMass-Lowell’s games this year have gone over the total in 17 out of 27 opportunities (63%).

Maine has 15 wins against the spread in 27 games this year. The Black Bears have put together a 7-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 35% of those games). Maine’s games this year have hit the over on 15 of 27 set point totals (55.6%).

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UMass-Lowell vs. Maine Key Players to Watch


Everette Hammond averages 13.7 points and 2.3 assists per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 4.7 rebounds, shooting 45.1% from the floor and 43.9% from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per game. Abdoul Karim Coulibaly leads his squad in rebounds per contest (8), and also averages 11.8 points and 0.8 assists. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 1 block. Max Brooks puts up 8.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 0.8 steals and 1.8 blocked shots. Ayinde Hikim posts a team-high 3.9 assists per game. He is also posting 10.7 points and 2.8 rebounds, shooting 39.3% from the field.


The Black Bears receive 14.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game from Kellen Tynes. Gedi Juozapaitis is the Black Bears’ top scorer (15.4 points per game), and he posts 1.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds. Jaden Clayton is the Black Bears’ top assist man (4.1 per game), and he puts up 7 points and 3.5 rebounds. Peter Filipovity tops the Black Bears in rebounding (5.7 per game), and produces 9.3 points and 0.6 assists. He also averages 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UMass-Lowell River Hawks

UMass-Lowell has won nine games against the spread in conference play this season, while failing to cover seven times. This season, the River Hawks are averaging 78.5 points per game (35th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 66.2 points per contest (66th-ranked). When it comes to rebounding, everything is clicking for UMass-Lowell, who is grabbing 36 boards per game (15th-best in college basketball) and allowing 27.7 boards per contest (20th-best).

The River Hawks are posting 83.5 points per game this year at home, which is 9.6 more points than they’re averaging away from home (73.9). UMass-Lowell is sinking 7 three-pointers per game this season (222nd-ranked in college basketball), and it sports a 37.8% three-point percentage (22nd-best). The River Hawks are 53rd in the nation with 6.2 treys allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 194th with a 34% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The River Hawks have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, UMass-Lowell has hit the over six times. On the offensive side of the ball, UMass-Lowell has had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 77.8 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 78.5 it has put up over the course of this season. The last 10 games have seen UMass-Lowell concede 66.2 points per game, which equals its season-long average.

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What you need to know about the Maine Black Bears

Maine has compiled an 8-8-0 record against the spread in conference action this year. The Black Bears put up 69 points per game and allow 69.2, ranking them 251st in college basketball on offense and 149th on defense. Maine is the 0-worst squad in the country in rebounds per game (27.3) and 261st in rebounds allowed (32.2).

The Black Bears average 78.5 points per game at home, and 62.3 on the road. With 6.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.4% from downtown, Maine is 256th and 231st in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Black Bears are 152nd in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7 per game) and 186th in defensive 3-point percentage (33.9%).

The Black Bears have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. Six of Maine’s last 10 contests have hit the over. Maine has played worse offensively in its past 10 games, generating 67.2 points per contest, 1.8 fewer points its than season average of 69. While the Black Bears are giving up 69.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their past 10 games, allowing 67.4 points per contest.

UMass-Lowell vs. Maine Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is UMass-Lowell, and we predict that UMass-Lowell will cover the spread (UMass-Lowell -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 141.5 points.

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How to bet UMass-Lowell vs. Maine

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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