Hartford Hawks (5-2) at New Hampshire Wildcats (1-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Lundholm Gym)
The Line: New Hampshire Wildcats -5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hartford Hawks and the New Hampshire Wildcats meet Sunday in college basketball action from Lundholm Gym.
Hartford enters this game at 5-2 so far. The Hawks lost their first two games to Connecticut and Villanova but have won five straight since then. As for New Hampshire, they’re 1-2. The Wildcats have lost their last two games to Bryant and Quinnipiac. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Hartford opened up the season with consecutive losses, 69-57 to Connecticut and 87-53 to Villanova. Since then however, it’s been five straight victories for the Hawks. Those wins came 66-61 over Fairfield, 80-65 over Central CT State, 67-54 over Fairfield and two wins over Maine.
In the 65-50 victory over the Black Bears last weekend, Hartford’s DJ Mitchell led the team on 21 points with two rebounds. Miroslav Stafl added 17 points with eight boards as the only other Hawks player in double figures, and Michael Dunne chipped in six points with three boards.
Over on the New Hampshire side, they kicked off the year with a 93-54 win over Keene State. Since then it’s been two losses for the Wildcats however. They’ve fallen 93-85 to Bryant and 64-58 to Quinnipiac in their last two games.
In the loss to the Bobcats, New Hampshire’s Jayden Martinez posted 17 points with 12 rebounds and one assist. Marque Maultsby added 11 points with four rebounds, and Blondeau Tchoukuiengo had 11 points with six rebounds and two assists.
The Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning straight-up record. The under is 5-2 in the Wildcats’ last seven Sunday games and 41-19-1 in their last 61 overall.
Meanwhile, the Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. Hartford is 21-8 ATS in their last 29 overall and the under is 4-0 in their last four road games.
PICK: I’m going to go with New Hampshire. During this five-game Hartford winning streak, they played two teams twice, with a winless Central CT State team mixed in there as well. Needless to say, it hasn’t been elite competition. The Wildcats were able to hang around pretty well with both Bryant and Quinnipiac, and New Hampshire has scored 85 or more in two of three. I think they can stick with the pace here and cover.