Maine Black Bears at New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Prediction 01/08/20

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A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the New Hampshire Wildcats (7-7, 0-1 AmEast) when they go head-to-head against the Maine Black Bears (4-11, 0-1 AmEast) at Lundholm Gym. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Maine Black Bears at New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last outing. The Wildcats lost to the Hartford Hawks, 61-52, while the Black Bears lost big to the Stony Brook Seawolves, 73-52.

Maine did an excellent job of making free throws (9-12; 75.0 percent) while New Hampshire had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 20.0). Sean Sutherlin led the way for New Hampshire, contributing 17 points. Nedeljko Prijovic fueled Maine with 17 points.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, the Wildcats won 60-53. New Hampshire did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (13-18; 72.2 percent). Maine, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 18.9). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Conflicting styles will be on display in this meeting. New Hampshire likes to play fast (85th in possessions per game), while Maine is slower-paced (329th in possessions per game).

Maine vs. New Hampshire Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • New Hampshire ranks fourth in rebounds per game (42.9) while Maine ranks 248th (32.9).
  • The Black Bears rank 33rd in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Wildcats rank 53rd (2.8).
  • The Wildcats rank 33rd in three pointers attempted per game (27.4) while the Black Bears rank 159th (21.8).
  • New Hampshire ranks 40th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while Maine ranks 114th (12.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wildcats have been outscored by an average of 4.2 points in their last five games. On the season, New Hampshire has defeated opponents by an average of 6.5 points.
  • During their last five games, the Black Bears have scored an average of 58.4 points per game (4.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.2 points per game (12.9 above their season average).