UMass Lowell @ Maryland-Baltimore County
Current Records: UMass Lowell 8-6; Maryland-Baltimore County 5-6
What to Know
The Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers and the UMass Lowell River Hawks will face off in an America East clash at 5:30 p.m. ET Jan. 8 at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
The Retrievers entered their matchup against the UNCG Spartans three weeks ago without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. Maryland-Baltimore County took a hard 62-51 fall against UNCG.
Meanwhile, UMass Lowell was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Thursday as they fell 77-72 to the New Jersey Tech Highlanders.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Maryland-Baltimore County is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past four games.
It was close but no cigar for Maryland-Baltimore County as they fell 79-77 to the River Hawks when the two teams previously met in March of last year. The loss knocked the Retrievers out of the playoffs, so expect them to come at UMass Lowell with a vengeful fire.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena -- Baltimore, Maryland
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Retrievers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the River Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
Bettors have moved against the Retrievers slightly, as the game opened with the Retrievers as a 3.5-point favorite.
Maryland-Baltimore County have won seven out of their last 12 games against UMass Lowell.
- Mar 06, 2021 - UMass Lowell 79 vs. Maryland-Baltimore County 77
- Feb 08, 2020 - Maryland-Baltimore County 60 vs. UMass Lowell 50
- Jan 04, 2020 - UMass Lowell 86 vs. Maryland-Baltimore County 73
- Feb 16, 2019 - Maryland-Baltimore County 70 vs. UMass Lowell 66
- Jan 12, 2019 - UMass Lowell 74 vs. Maryland-Baltimore County 63
- Mar 03, 2018 - Maryland-Baltimore County 89 vs. UMass Lowell 77
- Feb 24, 2018 - Maryland-Baltimore County 83 vs. UMass Lowell 75
- Jan 13, 2018 - Maryland-Baltimore County 89 vs. UMass Lowell 62
- Feb 18, 2017 - Maryland-Baltimore County 108 vs. UMass Lowell 102
- Jan 22, 2017 - Maryland-Baltimore County 102 vs. UMass Lowell 86
- Feb 14, 2016 - UMass Lowell 96 vs. Maryland-Baltimore County 92
- Jan 16, 2016 - UMass Lowell 95 vs. Maryland-Baltimore County 89