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Maine Black Bears vs New Hampshire Wildcats Preview

New Hampshire WildcatsMaine Black Bears
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Harold Alfond Sports Arena

New Hampshire Wildcats vs Maine Black Bears Odds

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The Black Bears will try to cover the spread at Harold Alfond Sports Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the New Hampshire Wildcats in college basketball action.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Black Bears are 0-1 ATS. New Hampshire is 1-0 on the totals; Maine is 1-0.

View New Hampshire vs Maine Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Black Bears sit at No. 225 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 258 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Black Bears will win this game 67-65.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 239 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.3 per game. That compares with Maine’s No. 130 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Maine is college basketball's No. 178-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 74 with 7.3 per game.

Defensively, New Hampshire features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.2 points per game. Maine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.

New Hampshire was a 72-58 winner in its last match at home against Towson. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 72-58 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Ferg Myrick at Lundholm Gymnasium.

Last time out for Maine, they were a 77-71 loser as they battled Marist at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Black Bears got 20 points from Gerald McLemore, but it was Marist that prevailed in a 77-71 final on Saturday at Harold Alfond Sports Arena.

Next up:
New Hampshire home to Binghamton, Sunday, February 26
Maine at Stony Brook, Sunday, February 26