The American University Eagles (0-3) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first victory when they challenge the New Hampshire Wildcats (1-2) at Lundholm Gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
American University Eagles at New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Preview
In the Eagles last contest, they lost a close one to the Wagner Seahawks, 71-70. American Universitys Sam Iorio had a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Wagner did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (24-28; 85.7 percent). American University, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (16.8 vs. 22.1).
The Wildcats are trying to rebound after their 70-63 loss to the No. 8 Florida Gators in their last contest. Tanner Leissner led New Hampshire in scoring with 23 points on 9-for-23 shooting. Florida did an excellent job of making free throws (31-38; 81.6 percent). New Hampshire, on the other hand, was lights out from beyond the arc (10-25; 40.0 percent).
Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAAs slowest-paced teams clash. New Hampshire ranks 285th in possessions per game (67.4) and American University is 334th (65.0) dating back to the 2016-17 season. Moreover, the Eagles 337th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 94.4) will face a difficult challenge against the Wildcats 38th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 97.0).
The Wildcats won the sole contest against the Eagles last season, 80-70. The Wildcats dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.240 and a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.680. For those same stats, the Eagles were 0.130 and 0.583, respectively.
American University Eagles at New Hampshire Wildcats ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – New Hampshire, ATS Winner – New Hampshire, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wildcats rank 16th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while the Eagles rank 145th (13.1).
- American University ranks 231st in blocks per game (2.5) while New Hampshire ranks 283rd (1.9).
- New Hampshire ranks 42nd in rebounds per game (38.6) while American University ranks 310th (28.7).
- The Eagles rank 90th in steals per game (6.8) while the Wildcats rank 286th (4.1).
- New Hampshire ranks 91st in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while American University ranks 274th (18.2).