Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Black Bears versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, NH. The odds for this America East conference game currently have New Hampshire as the -4 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.

MAINE BLACK BEARS VS NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Hampshire Wildcats -4

This game will be played at Lundholm Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will New Hampshire pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Maine Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Through 23 games, Maine has been an underdog in eight contests, going 2-6 in those matchups. They are 11-12 overall and 3-5 in America East play. So far, the Black Bears have gone 6-9 on the road, and they are coming off a 79-72 win over Bryant.

For the season, Maine has an average scoring differential of -3.5 points per game on the road. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7, compared to a 4-3 record at home.

As the underdog, Maine has gone 3-5 vs. the spread this season and is 11-11 overall. On the road, the Black Bears are 7-8 ATS and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Maine games is 10-12 and their games have an average of 133.9 points per game. Today's over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (138.5). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 129 points per game.

The Maine offense is coming off a game where they scored 79 points against Bryant. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.2% and connected on 5 threes. Offensively, the Black Bears hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 207th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 322nd in terms of percentage and 332nd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Black Bears' defense is positioned 61st in the country, permitting 67.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Bryant, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 72 points vs. Maine.

Is It the Wildcats Game to Lose at Home?

Despite a loss in their last game, New Hampshire has been excellent at home this season, going 5-3. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3. On the year, New Hampshire is 13-9, and they have gone 6-4 as the favorite.

For the season, New Hampshire has an average scoring differential of +2.5 points per game at home, while their average scoring differential on the road is -2.7 points per game.

As the favorite this season, New Hampshire has gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. Their ATS record at home is 2-6, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 3-7. In their last three home games, the Wildcats are 0-3 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in New Hampshire's games this year (151.3). So far, the over/under record for the Wildcats this year is 12-8-1. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 159 points.

In their latest game, New Hampshire offense put up 66 points against Bryant. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 34.3% and made 9 threes. Offensively, the Wildcats hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 323rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 200th in terms of percentage and 33rd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Wildcats' defense is positioned 222nd in the country, permitting 74.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Bryant, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 85 points vs. New Hampshire.