Hofstra Pride vs. Stony Brook Seawolves ATS Prediction 12/19/18

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The Stony Brook Seawolves (10-2) will be at home in Island Federal Credit Union Arena when they square off with the Hofstra Pride (8-3). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Hofstra Pride vs. Stony Brook Seawolves ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Seawolves barely escaped the George Washington Colonials 77-74, while the Pride won big over the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers 79-61.

Hofstra dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 and a free throw rate of 0.188. For those same stats, Mount St. Mary’s recorded marks of 8.1 and 0.125, respectively. The Seawolves, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 19.5) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.1 vs. 26.3). Elijah Olaniyi had a solid performance for Stony Brook, putting up 18 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Justin Wright-Foreman played a pivotal role for Hofstra with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

The Pride won the only game between these two teams last year, 84-81. The Pride’s 41.2 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Seawolves, who had a rate of 27.8. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Both teams have had a couple of players take their game to the next level over their last five games. Eli Pemberton (0 points) and Wright-Foreman (0 points) have been fantastic for the Pride, while Akwasi Yeboah (0 points) and Olaniyi (0 points) have made solid contributions to the Seawolves.

A focal point for the Stony Brook offense is getting to the free throw line. The Seawolves rank 24th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.308), but Hofstra is among the best in the nation at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking 20th by yielding a FTA rate of 0.163). Ball protection should be an advantage for the Pride. They rank 60th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent). Conversely, the Seawolves force the 100th-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 18.1 percent).

Hofstra at Stony Brook Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Stony Brook, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Stony Brook ranks 27th in rebounds per game (40.4) while Hofstra ranks 215th (33.2).
  • The Seawolves rank 41st in blocks per game (4.3) while the Pride rank 118th (2.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Pride have scored an average of 78.4 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (2.6 above their season average).
  • The Seawolves’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, up from 6.3 for the season.