AmEast foes will clash when the Stony Brook Seawolves (10-17, 5-8 AmEast) challenge the New Hampshire Wildcats (10-17, 6-7 AmEast) at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 18, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Odds Preview
The last time the Wildcats played, they fell to the Vermont Catamounts, 71-58. New Hampshire’s John Ogwuche had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Vermont did a great job of making free throws (20-25; 80.0 percent). New Hampshire, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 8.0 (better than their season average of 15.4).
The Seawolves are trying to rebound after their 69-57 loss to the Binghamton Bearcats in their last game. Akwasi Yeboah led Stony Brook in scoring with 18 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Binghamton’s 27.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over Stony Brook, who had a rate of 18.9. The Bearcats mark was below their season average of 27.4, while the Seawolves was below their season average of 32.0.
New Hampshire figures to have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Wildcats rank 100th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.490), while Stony Brook is 278th in effective field goal percentage (0.490).
Iba Camara has been outstanding over the last five games for New Hampshire, averaging 13.2 rebounds, 12.6 points and 1.2 steals per game.
These teams have already met once this season. The Wildcats won 53-51. The Wildcats offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Seawolves. New Hampshire had a rate of 30.6, while Stony Brook posted a mark of 28.6. In the loss, Jaron Cornish had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
New Hampshire Wildcats at Stony Brook Seawolves Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – New Hampshire, ATS Winner – New Hampshire, O/U – Over
- The Seawolves rank 139th in assists per game (13.9) while the Wildcats rank 240th (11.8).
- Stony Brook ranks 64th in three pointers attempted per game (24.5) while New Hampshire ranks 100th in three pointers allowed per game (20.9).
- Stony Brook ranks 13th in steals per game (8.2) while New Hampshire ranks 250th (3.6).
- The Wildcats average 39.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 31st in the NCAA. The Seawolves rank 184th in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
- New Hampshire ranks 46th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Stony Brook ranks 171st (4.1).
- The Seawolves average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.8, up from 1.5 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 64.8 points per game (3.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (5.3 above their season average).