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Albany @ UMass Lowell

Current Records: Albany 7-11; UMass Lowell 10-8

What to Know

The UMass Lowell River Hawks and the Albany Great Danes are set to square off in an America East matchup at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 26 at Costello Athletic Center. If the game is anything like their last meeting in January, where Albany won 57-47, we could be in for a big score.

The River Hawks were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 67-61 to the New Hamp. Wildcats.

Meanwhile, the contest between Albany and the Stony Brook Seawolves this past Saturday was not particularly close, with Albany falling 86-75.

UMass Lowell is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 2-4 against the spread when favored.

UMass Lowell is now 10-8 while the Great Danes sit at 7-11. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The River Hawks have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.20%, which places them 22nd in college basketball. Less enviably, Albany has only been able to knock down 40.10% percent of their shots, which is the 16th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against Albany.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Costello Athletic Center -- Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The River Hawks are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Great Danes, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the River Hawks as a 5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Albany have won eight out of their last 13 games against UMass Lowell.

  • Jan 12, 2022 - Albany 57 vs. UMass Lowell 47
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Albany 81 vs. UMass Lowell 69
  • Feb 12, 2021 - UMass Lowell 79 vs. Albany 71
  • Feb 26, 2020 - UMass Lowell 88 vs. Albany 69
  • Jan 22, 2020 - Albany 101 vs. UMass Lowell 75
  • Feb 13, 2019 - UMass Lowell 86 vs. Albany 54
  • Jan 16, 2019 - UMass Lowell 84 vs. Albany 72
  • Feb 15, 2018 - Albany 91 vs. UMass Lowell 81
  • Jan 18, 2018 - Albany 70 vs. UMass Lowell 62
  • Feb 01, 2017 - Albany 90 vs. UMass Lowell 77
  • Jan 05, 2017 - UMass Lowell 85 vs. Albany 79
  • Feb 24, 2016 - Albany 86 vs. UMass Lowell 61
  • Jan 27, 2016 - Albany 75 vs. UMass Lowell 63