Betting on today's Bulldogs and Black Bears game? Catch the action at Memorial Gymnasium (ME) in Orono, ME, as the Black Bears hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. Bryant is favored by -2.5 in this America East conference contest against Maine. The game's over/under currently sits at 144.5 points.


The Pick: Maine Black Bears +2.5

This game will be played at Memorial Gymnasium (ME) at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Black Bears.
  • Not only will Maine pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Bulldogs Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After a win over UMBC, Bryant is 14-8 overall and 6-1 in America East games. The Bulldogs have been favored in nine of their 22 games, going 7-2 in those contests. So far, Bryant has gone 8-6 on the road, and they are currently on a four-game winning streak away from home.

On average this season, the Bulldogs have been outscored by 1.5 points per game on the road. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 7-3.

When looking at Bryant's ATS record this season, they are currently 12-8. In their 20 games as the favorite, they have gone 6-3 vs. the spread. On the road, the Bulldogs have an ATS mark of 9-5 this year and over their last 3 road games, they are 3-0 ATS.

Today's over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Bryant's games this year (151.2). So far, 14 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

The Bryant offense is coming off a game where they scored 99 points against UMBC. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.4% and connected on 11 threes. Sherif Gross-Bullock is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 19.5 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Earl Timberlake brings a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

At present, the Bulldogs' defense is nationally ranked 249th, allowing 75.7 points per game. Bryant's three-point defense is currently 78th in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.2% of their shots vs. Bryant.

Will the Black Bears Make it Happen at Home?

The Black Bears will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Bryant on Wednesday. So far this season, Maine has gone 10-12, including a 2-5 mark in America East play. At home, the team is 3-3, while they are 6-9 on the road.

For the year, the Black Bears have been the underdog in seven of their 22 games, going just 1-6 in those contests. Their average scoring differential at home is +3.3, compared to -3.5 on the road. In their most recent game, Maine fell to Massachusetts-Lowell, 76-62.

As the underdog, Maine has gone 2-5 against the spread this season and they are 10-11 overall vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 3-3 this year and they are 4-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for Maine games sits at 9-12. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 133 points. Today's over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (138.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 130 points.

Compared to their season average of 67.8 points per game, Maine struggled in their previous game. Against Massachusetts-Lowell, the Black Bears scored 62 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.6%. Peter Filipovity is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 13.3. Meanwhile, Kellen Tynes also brings a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

So far this season, the Maine defense has been performing well, ranking 64th in the country at 66.9 points allowed per contest. Maine's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Massachusetts-Lowell offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 76 points.