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Hawks open as college hoops underdog vs Peacocks

Hartford HawksSaint Peter's Peacocks
Feb 18, 2:00 PM | Yanitelli Center

Hartford Hawks vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Yanitelli Center Saturday as host Saint Peter's looks to handle the Hartford Hawks in NCAAB action.

Saint Peter's battles the Hawks, currently sitting with a 7-19 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-12 for the Peacocks and 0-0 for the Hawks.

View Hartford vs Saint Peters Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Saint Peter's sat as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Peacocks sit at No. 319 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 338 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 56-54.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 332 in NCAA hoops at 29.3 per game. Contrast that with Saint Peter's’s No. 318 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Peter's is the No. 264-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Hartford rates No. 77 at 7.3 per game.

Defensively, Hartford features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Saint Peter's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 339 nationally in scoring at home.

Hartford won its last outing, a 64-50 result against Maine on February 15. Hartford got 20 points from Nate Sikma en route to a 64-50 victory over Maine on Wednesday at Reich Family Pavilion.

Saint Peter's was a 61-38 loser in its last match on the road against Fairfield. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. The Peacocks were hammered by Fairfield on Wednesday, losing by a 61-38 final at Webster Bank Arena in college basketball betting action.

Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Niagara are 3-7
After playing Fairfield are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hawks at Peacocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Peter's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Peter's last 7 games at home
Saint Peter's is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Saint Peter's is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Hartford home to Stony Brook, Tuesday, February 21
Saint Peter's home to Niagara, Friday, February 24