The Hartford Hawks (14-14, 7-6 AmEast) will travel to Events Center to challenge the Binghamton Bearcats (9-17, 3-10 AmEast) in their home finale. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Hartford Hawks at Binghamton Bearcats ATS Preview
In the Hawks’ last outing, they were beaten by the New Hampshire Wildcats, 67-63. With 28 points on 10-for-13 shooting, Malik Ellison was the game’s leading scorer. New Hampshire had a turnover percentage of 5.7 (better than their season average of 16.6). Hartford, meanwhile, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (16-22; 72.7 percent).
The Bearcats hope to keep it rolling after barely hanging on to beat the UMass Lowell River Hawks in their last matchup, 86-84. With 39 points on 13-for-19 shooting, Sam Sessoms was the game’s high scorer. The Bearcats made 19 of their 26 free throws (73.1 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.657 (above their season average of 0.483).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Hawks won 73-57. The Hawks dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.6 and a superb free throw rate of 0.305. The Bearcats were 25.8 and 0.184, respectively, for those same stats. George Tinsley scored a game-high 25 points.
Points at the line could be rare for Binghamton in this battle. The Bearcats currently rank 346th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.165, while Hartford ranks 99th in FTA rate allowed (0.200).
Hartford vs. Binghamton Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Binghamton, ATS Winner – Binghamton, O/U – Under
The Hawks average 12.7 assists per game, which ranks 171st in the country. The Bearcats rank 225th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
Hartford ranks 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Binghamton ranks 64th (2.9).
Binghamton ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (29.2) while Hartford ranks 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).
The Hawks rank 70th in steals per game (7.3) while the Bearcats rank 227th (5.0).
Binghamton ranks 162nd in rebounds per game (35.2) while Hartford ranks 282nd in rebounds allowed per game (39.3).
The Bearcats’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.2, up from 7.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (1.2 above their season average).