The Delaware Blue Hens and Hartford Hawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Palestra. The Delaware Blue Hens look to get to a .500 record. The Hartford Hawks look for their fourth win.
The Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 69.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Jameer Nelson Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Jyare Davis is averaging 15.3 points and 2 assists. Cavan Reilly is grabbing 0.5 rebounds and Ebby Asamoah is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Delaware Blue Hens are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Hartford Hawks are averaging 72.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Briggs McClain is averaging 19 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Pano Pavlidis is averaging 10.2 points and 1.8 assists. Kurtis Henderson is grabbing 3 rebounds and Jared Kimbrough is dishing 2.3 assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hartford Hawks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.
The Delaware Blue Hens have had the tougher schedule of the two teams, and that includes taking Air Force down to the wire on the road. The Hartford Hawks haven't exactly played anybody up to this point, and they still go through offensive droughts. Delaware has also been kind to us against the number over the years. I'll take my chances with the Blue Hens in this spot.