The New Hampshire Wildcats (1-5), who are currently on a five-game skid, will attempt to get back in the win column when they welcome the Boston University Terriers (2-3) to Lundholm Gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Boston University Terriers vs. New Hampshire Wildcats Free Preview
The Terriers easily got past the Wheaton (MA) Lyons in their last game, 83-48. With 13 points and eight rebounds, Sukhmail Mathon had a good performance for Boston University. Boston University dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 46.2 (above their season average of 21.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.552 (above their season average of 0.496). For those same stats, Wheaton (MA) put up marks of 15.0 and 0.311, respectively.
In the Wildcats last game, they were dismantled by the Utah State Aggies, 77-63. With 15 points and 17 rebounds, Iba Camara had a good performance for New Hampshire. Utah States turnover percentage was their biggest strength over New Hampshire. The Aggies had a rate of 11.9 (better than their season average of 18.4), while the Wildcats posted a mark of 20.4 (above their season average of 15.7).
It could be a mistake-prone game for the New Hampshire offense. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, New Hampshire ranks 174th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.7 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Boston University has forced the 55th-most turnovers in the NCAA (20.9 percent). Additionally, the Terriers, who rank 266th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.224), will battle against the Wildcats, who rank 28th in opponents FTA rate (0.193).
The Terriers won the only contest against the Wildcats last season, 73-69. Boston University had a better effective field goal percentage (0.517 vs. 0.451). New Hampshire, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.8 vs. 24.2).
Boston University Terriers vs. New Hampshire Wildcats Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – New Hampshire, ATS Winner – New Hampshire, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wildcats average 38.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 50th in the NCAA. The Terriers rank 202nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).
- Boston University ranks 224th in blocks per game (2.8) while New Hampshire ranks 300th (1.8).
- Boston University ranks 17th in steals per game (8.1) while New Hampshire ranks 296th (4.1).
- The Wildcats average 23.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 85th in the nation. The Terriers rank 257th in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
- New Hampshire ranks 20th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while Boston University ranks 183rd (13.5).