NCAA hoops odds preview - Hartford vs. Maine
Hartford Hawks vs Maine Black Bears Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Maine and Hartford on Wednesday, with the host Black Bears trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Maine battles the Hawks, currently sitting with a 14-10 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Black Bears and 0-0 for the Hawks.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Black Bears at No. 201 and the Hawks at No. 248 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 65-62 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 320 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.4 per game. That compares with Maine’s No. 48 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Maine is college basketball's No. 279-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 38 with 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Hartford features the nation's No. 70-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Maine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.
Hartford was a 60-55 winner in its last match at home against Stony Brook. Hartford earned a 60-55 victory over Stony Brook on Sunday, getting 23 points from Mark Nwakamma at Reich Family Pavilion.
Maine was a 66-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Albany. Maine earned a 66-52 victory over Albany on Saturday, getting 16 points from Justin Edwards at Harold Alfond Sports Arena.
Hartford at Albany, Saturday, February 16
Maine at Binghamton, Saturday, February 16