Get ready for an America East battle as the Hartford Hawks and the UMass Lowell River Hawks will face off at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday at Chase Family Arena. Hartford is 11-18 overall and 6-4 at home, while UMass Lowell is 14-15 overall and 5-8 on the road. UMass Lowell picked up an 85-75 win at home when these teams met in early February.
The Hawks are favored by one point in the latest Hartford vs. UMass Lowell odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 138. Before entering any UMass Lowell vs. Hartford picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Hartford vs. UMass Lowell spread: Hartford -1
- Hartford vs. UMass Lowell over-under: 138 points
What you need to know about Hartford
Hartford has started to play its best basketball of the season, winning six of its last eight games. The Hawks are riding a two-game winning streak, as they have knocked off NJIT and Albany in their last two outings. They were 2.5-point road underdogs in their 67-55 win over the Great Danes on Tuesday.
Senior guard Austin Williams leads Hartford with 16.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, while junior guard Moses Flowers is scoring 14.7 points and grabbing 6.4 rebounds. Third-leading scorer Hunter Marks, who was averaging 11.1 points per game, is out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury that he suffered last month. The Hawks have covered the spread in seven of their last nine games, including four of their last five home games.
What you need to know about UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell will be looking to snap a two-game losing skid following a 62-61 loss at Vermont and a 64-48 setback against New Hampshire. The River Hawks have already picked up one win over Hartford this season, recording an 85-75 win in early February. They trailed by one point at halftime of that game, but they used a 46-point second half to grab the win.
It has been a balanced scoring effort for UMass Lowell, as there are six players averaging between 8.5 and 10.9 points per game. Sophomore forward Max Brooks is averaging 10.0 points and a team-best 6.0 rebounds. The River Hawks have been underrated in the betting market, covering the spread in seven of their last 10 games.
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