New Hampshire Wildcats vs Hartford Hawks Preview
Hartford Hawks vs New Hampshire Wildcats Odds
The New Hampshire Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Hartford Hawks at Lundholm Gymnasium in NCAA basketball action.
The Wildcats currently sports a 4-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Hawks are 10-9 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawks have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 160-ranked Wildcats and the No. 291-rated Hawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 62-60 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New Hampshire's No. 288-ranked scoring average of 61.9 PPG, against a Hawks defense rated No. 106 and allowing 63.3 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 39% to date this season, less than the Hawks shooters have managed so far (40.8% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hartford owns the country's No. 125-rated mark, allowing 67.4 points per game on the highway. New Hampshire, on the other hand, rates No. 251 in scoring at home.
Hartford lost its last outing, a 56-46 result against Albany on January 19. Hartford got 18 points from Yolonzo Moore II but lost anyway, 56-46, to Albany on Saturday at Reich Family Pavilion.
New Hampshire lost its last outing, a 69-59 result against Boston University on January 19. Chandler Rhoads scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 69-59 to Boston University at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday).
Hartford home to Vermont, Wednesday, January 30
New Hampshire at Binghamton, Saturday, January 26