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UMass Lowell @ Rutgers

Current Records: UMass Lowell 2-0; Rutgers 2-0

What to Know

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will play host again and welcome the UMass Lowell River Hawks to Jersey Mike's Arena, where tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Saturday. After these two teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.

RU simply couldn't be stopped on Thursday, as they easily beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers at home 88-50. The Scarlet Knights can attribute much of their success to guard Cam Spencer, who had 18 points and six assists along with seven boards.

Meanwhile, everything went UMass Lowell's way against the Columbia Lions on Thursday as they made off with an 89-62 victory.

RU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 15.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The wins brought both teams up to an identical 2-0. A pair of last-season stats to keep an eye on: RU comes into the game boasting the fifth fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 66.5. But UMass Lowell ranks 18th in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 70.7 on average. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jersey Mike's Arena -- Piscataway, New Jersey
  • TV: BTN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $4.50


The Scarlet Knights are a big 15.5-point favorite against the River Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 15.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Rutgers won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.

  • Dec 28, 2015 - Rutgers 89 vs. UMass Lowell 66