Hartford Hawks vs New Hampshire Wildcats Prediction, 12/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hartford Hawks vs New Hampshire Wildcats
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, NH
Odds/Point Spread: Hartford (+5)
The Hartford Hawks (5-2) head to Lundholm Gymnasium on Sunday where they'll take on the New Hampshire Wildcats (1-2). New Hampshire opens this game as 5-point favorites. The total is set at 134.5.
Hartford will play this contest with a win-loss record of 5-2 for the year. They are giving up possession 12.6 times per game and as a squad they commit 13.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Hartford is pulling down 34.7 boards per contest and has racked up 68 assists this season, which ranks 246th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Hawks are hitting 33.1% on three-point shots (54 of 163) and 66.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 64.4 points per contest (291st in D-1) while hitting 41.4% from the field. Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.4 fouls. The Hawks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.4% (170 of 392) and they concede 34.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 181st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 86 conceded on the season. They concede 31.5% on shots from downtown and they rank 66th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.7).
The Hartford Hawks took the court against the Maine Black Bears and notched a win by a score of 65-50 in their last game. Hartford finished having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (24 out of 52) and buried 9 of 23 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 8 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 61.5%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 35 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists in this matchup as well as earning 6 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defending, Hartford allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 24 out of 52 shooting. Maine doled out 13 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Black Bears collected 24 boards (5 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Maine went 56.5% from the free throw line by making 13 of 23 attempts. They also converted 7 of their 18 shots from beyond the arc.
DJ Mitchell is a guy who was important in the game. He totaled 21 points on 7 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Mitchell shot 77.8% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. An additional guy that came through in this contest for the Hawks was Miroslav Stafl. He grabbed 8 boards and also tallied 2 assists. He finished 66.7% from the field for the game by connecting on 6-of-9 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Stafl was on the hardwood for 22 minutes.
New Hampshire has a mark of 1-2 on the campaign. The Wildcats are committing 19.7 personal fouls per game and they connect on 73.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per contest (184th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per contest. New Hampshire has scored 236 pts this season (78.7 per contest) and they pull in 46.7 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Wildcats are shooting 39.4% from the field, which is 319th in the nation. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 183rd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 70.3. They are forcing 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.6% from the field (108th in Division 1). The New Hampshire defense surrenders 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (22 of 59) and opponents are converting on 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 8.3 assists and 38.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 9th and 261st in college basketball.
The last time they took the court, the New Hampshire Wildcats took a loss by a score of 64-58 when they faced the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Wildcats collected 29 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 40 in the game. They blocked 2 shots while recording 9 steals in the game. The Bobcats were called for 20 fouls for this contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a clip of 57.9%. With respect to 3-point attempts, New Hampshire knocked down 5 out of their 25 attempts (20.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats shot 21 for 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 31.3%. The Wildcats allowed the Bobcats to knock down 22 out of their 53 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 41.5% for the contest. They finished shooting 37.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, New Hampshire permitted Quinnipiac to snag 40 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Jayden Martinez was important for the Wildcats for this contest. He made 7 out of 15 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, which earned him 17 points. Martinez grabbed 12 rebounds in his 37 mins played and added 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that was important for New Hampshire was Marque Maultsby. He was able to score 11 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 19 from the floor for the contest. Maultsby ended up shooting 26.3% from the floor and also totaling 2 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Hampshire (-5)
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