The Binghamton Bearcats will travel to Lundholm Gymnasium to take on the New Hampshire Wildcats this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Binghamton Bearcats dropped to 11-14 on the season after being defeated by the Vermont Catamounts, 66-49, this past Wednesday. Binghamton struggled on both ends of the court in the 1st half against Vermont and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 37-17 margin. Binghamton shot just 30.5% from the field & 18.2% from beyond the arc while allowing Vermont to shoot 37.7% from the field & 20.8% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bearcats was John McGriff who had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Binghamton is averaging 68.7 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Bearcats are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 35.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Binghamton has been led by Jacob Falko (12.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.0 spg), John McGriff (11.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.6 apg), Tyler Bertram (9.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.1 apg), & Christian Hinckson (7.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Binghamton is allowing their opponents to average 67.8 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field. The Bearcats have a rebound margin of 1.2 and a turnover margin of -1.2.
The New Hampshire Wildcats snapped a 2-game losing streak and improved to 13-12 on the season after defeating the NJIT Highlanders, 83-55, this past Wednesday night. New Hampshire was outstanding on both ends of the court against NJIT and had no trouble pulling away for the victory after taking a 70-42 lead with 10:18 left in regulation. New Hampshire shot 55.6% from the field & 43.8% from beyond the arc while allowing NJIT to shoot 39.2% from the field & 37.5% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Nick Johnson who had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, & 3 steals.
On the season, New Hampshire is averaging 69.0 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game on 36.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, New Hampshire has been led by Jayden Martinez (15.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.6 apg), Nick Guadarrama (12.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.7 apg), Blondeau Tchoukuiegno (11.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.0 spg), & Nick Johnson (8.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Defensively, New Hampshire is holding their opponents to an average of 65.5 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of 0.2.
The Bearcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, however, are just 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win & 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Binghamton has struggled as of late, losing 4 of their last 5 games, and has struggled on offensive end of the court this season as the Bearcats currently rank just 239th in scoring offense, 166th in FG%, & 189th in three-pointers made per game. New Hampshire has been led by their defense this season, ranking 69th in scoring defense & 65th in defensive FG%, and between the fact that the Wildcats are 9-3 at home this season and recently defeated Binghamton by a 69-60 margin on the road just two weeks ago, I think the play here is to take New Hampshire to cover this mid-range home spread. Good Luck!