River Hawks vs. Wolverines Prediction
The 11th-ranked Michigan Wolverines are heavily favored this afternoon at home versus the UMass Lowell River Hawks. Can U-M cover the large number?
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Crisler Arena at 2PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Wolverines are a 22.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 146.5 points. As of Sunday morning, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Michigan. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
River Hawks unable to hang with Greyhounds
UMass Lowell lost by a score of 93-81 Friday night at Loyola (MD) to drop to 6-8 overall and 2-3 on the road. The River Hawks were outscored 47-38 in the second half of the loss. Christian Lutete led UMass Lowell with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 4-of-7 at the free throw line. He also pulled down four rebounds. Obadiah Noel racked up 18 points, six assists, five boards and three steals. Ron Mitchell added 13 points, six dimes, three rebounds and two steals off the bench.
Wolverines blast Blue Hose
Michigan cruised to an 86-44 home win eight days ago over Presbyterian to improve to 9-3 overall and 6-1 at home. The Wolverines led 38-15 at halftime on their way to the easy victory. Eli Brooks paced U-M with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also tallied three rebounds, three steals and two assists. Jon Teske registered 15 points, seven boards and two blocked shots. David DeJulius added 12 points in 23 minutes of action off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
UMass Lowell River Hawks
The River Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 13-3 in the last 16 UMass River Hawks road games.
The Wolverines are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. Michigan is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 Sunday games.
Michigan will be without leading scorer Isaiah Livers due to injury, but the Wolverines are far from a one-man show and have overwhelmed most of their weak foes this season. The River Hawks lost by 20 at Ohio State in their only game against a top 100 foe, but with a terrible defense I don't see them putting up much of a fight here. Look for the Wolverines to be solid on both sides of the basketball and pull away for a blowout win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -22.5