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AmEast foes will collide when the Hartford Hawks (16-11, 9-4 AmEast) meet the New Hampshire Wildcats (10-18, 6-8 AmEast) at Chase Family Arena. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.

New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Hartford Hawks Odds Preview

The Wildcats fell to the Stony Brook Seawolves in their last game, 72-63. Tanner Leissner had a solid game for New Hampshire, leading both teams in scoring with 27 points on 11-for-17 shooting. Stony Brook did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (20-26; 76.9 percent). New Hampshire, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.518 vs. 0.481).

In the Hawks’ last game, they topped the Vermont Catamounts, 69-68. With 26 points on 8-for-16 shooting, Jason Dunne was the top scorer from either team. The Hawks had a great turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 16.6) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.558 (above their season average of 0.533).

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Hartford ranks 282nd in possessions per game (67.5) and New Hampshire is 326th (66.0).

These teams have already met once this season. The Hawks won 79-62. The Hawks played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.663 and a great free throw rate of 0.286. For those same stats, the Wildcats had marks of 0.445 and 0.236, respectively. Dunne was the game’s top overall scorer with 24 points.

New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Hartford Hawks Betting Prediction

Free Pick: SU Winner – New Hampshire, ATS Winner – New Hampshire, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Wildcats rank fourth in assists allowed per game (9.4) while the Hawks rank 130th (13.3).
  • Hartford ranks 154th in steals per game (5.8) while New Hampshire ranks 241st (3.6).
  • New Hampshire ranks 36th in rebounds per game (38.8) while Hartford ranks 226th (33.4).
  • The Hawks rank 68th in blocks per game (4.0) while the Wildcats rank 230th (1.8).
  • New Hampshire averages 24.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 59th in the NCAA. Hartford ranks 185th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.0, up from 0.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 65.0 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (3.7 above their season average).