Hartford vs Maine College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/20/20

Hartford vs Maine College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/20/20 Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Maine Black Bears (0-1) at Hartford Hawks (4-2)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Chase Family Arena)

The Line: Hartford Hawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Maine Black Bears and Hartford Hawks meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Chase Arena.

The Maine Black Bears need a win after losing their season opener to Hartford. The Maine Black Bears are averaging 60 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 44 percent shooting. Adefolalrin Adetogun is averaging 14 points and two assists while LeChaun DuHart is averaging 13 points and two rebounds. Stephane Ingo is grabbing 10 rebounds and Vilgot Larsson is dishing two assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 37.5 percent from the free throw line. The Maine Black Bears are allowing 42.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.

The Hartford Hawks look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Maine Black Bears are averaging 64.6 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Moses Flowers is averaging 15 points and 1.2 assists while Austin Williams is averaging 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Hunter Marks is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Traci Carter is dishing 2.6 assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hartford Hawks are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.

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The Black Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. 

The Maine Black Bears had their chances to beat Hartford yesterday, but they simply couldn't hit an outside shot and didn't get to the line much. And while Maine still had its chances to win, Hartford didn't play to the level its capable of and still managed to win despite 19 turnovers. It's fair to say that Hartford is the better team here and I expect the Hawks to play cleaner basketball overall. While it was their first game of the season and rust is sure to be apart of things, it's hard to have much confidence in the Maine Black Bears after their first showing. It's Hartford and the chalk here or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Hartford Hawks -8.5

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