New Hampshire Wildcats take on Hawks in NCAA basketball test
New Hampshire Wildcats vs Hartford Hawks Odds
The visiting New Hampshire Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Reich Family Pavilion against the Hartford Hawks.
The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 0-0 ATS. New Hampshire is 0-1 on the totals; Hartford is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Hartford is rated No. 278 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Hampshire is at No. 173. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 60-59 win for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 139 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with Hartford’s No. 329 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hartford is the No. 34-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while New Hampshire rates No. 211 at 5.8 per game.
Defensively, New Hampshire features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.2 points per game. Hartford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 336 nationally in scoring at home.
New Hampshire was a 68-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boston University. New Hampshire got 15 points from Chris Pelcher but lost anyway, 68-56, to Boston University on Sunday at Case Gymnasium.
Hartford lost its last outing, a 75-49 result against Albany on February 16. Hartford was run off the court by the Great Danes on Saturday as Albany routed them 75-49 at SEFCU Arena.
New Hampshire home to Binghamton, Sunday, February 24
Hartford home to UMBC, Thursday, February 28