The Binghamton Bearcats (10-14, 1-8 AmEast), who are currently riding a five-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they head to Cross Insurance Center to meet the Maine Black Bears (5-19, 2-7 AmEast). Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 3, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Binghamton Bearcats vs. Maine Black Bears ATS Preview
The last time the Bearcats played, they were beaten by the Vermont Catamounts, 68-54. Binghamton’s Tyler Stewart put together a good game, leading the team in scoring with 12 points on 4-for-8 shooting. Vermont had an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.9 (above their season average of 26.9). Binghamton, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.224 (above their season average of 0.210).
The Black Bears are trying to rebound after their 88-64 loss to the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks in their last contest. Aaron Calixte was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 8-for-20 shooting. Massachusetts-Lowell had an effective field goal percentage of 0.607 (above their season average of 0.518). Maine, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 18.9).
It will be a matchup of opposite styles as the fast-paced Black Bears will look to push the more methodical Bearcats. The Black Bears rank 78th in possessions per game while the Bearcats are 286th.
Calixte has been outstanding over the last five games for Maine, averaging 18.8 points per game.
These teams have already met once this season. The Black Bears won 76-73. Maine did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (17-22; 77.3 percent). Binghamton, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.4 vs. 22.0). Ilker Er scored a game-high 23 points.
Binghamton Bearcats vs. Maine Black Bears Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Maine, ATS Winner – Maine, O/U – Over
- The Bearcats rank 177th in three pointers attempted per game (21.0) while the Black Bears rank 198th in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
- Binghamton ranks 211th in assists per game (12.2) while Maine ranks 230th (11.8).
- Binghamton ranks 41st in blocks per game (4.5) while Maine ranks 189th (2.3).
- The Bearcats rank 129th in rebounds allowed per game (34.5) while the Black Bears rank 249th (38.4).
- Binghamton ranks 153rd in steals per game (5.8) while Maine ranks 183rd in steals allowed per game (7.3).
- The Black Bears average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 14.8, up from 8.3 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Bearcats have scored an average of 60.0 points per game (10.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (0.1 above their season average).