Stony Brook Seawolves at Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks Betting Prediction 01/05/19

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A six-game home winning streak is on the line for the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (8-7) when they welcome the Stony Brook Seawolves (12-3) to Costello Athletic Center. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Stony Brook Seawolves at Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks Betting Odds

In their last contest, the River Hawks fell to the Massachusetts Minutemen, 83-75, while the Seawolves barely escaped the George Washington Colonials, 77-74.

The Seawolves had a much better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 19.5) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.1 vs. 26.3). Massachusetts-Lowell, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (13.5 vs. 17.1). Christian Lutete played well for Massachusetts-Lowell with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Elijah Olaniyi, meanwhile led the way for Stony Brook, putting up 18 points and 10 rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Seawolves won the most recent contest 81-68. The Seawolves’ 14.9 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the River Hawks, who had a rate of 22.0. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Akwasi Yeboah and Olaniyi have been playing well over the last five games for Stony Brook. Yeboah has averaged 0 points per game, while Olaniyi has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

It will be a matchup of contrasting tempos as the fast-paced River Hawks will look to push the more half-court-oriented Seawolves. The River Hawks rank 17th in possessions per game while the Seawolves are 191st. Also, the Seawolves rank 27th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.3 percent), while the River Hawks rank 268th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.2 percent).

Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Massachusetts-Lowell, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 16th in assists per game (17.5) while Stony Brook ranks 218th (10.9).
  • The Seawolves average 5.7 steals per game, which ranks 148th in the nation. The River Hawks rank 160th in steals allowed per game (7.7).
  • The Seawolves rank 37th in rebounds per game (40.0) while the River Hawks rank 163rd in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
  • Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 108th in blocks per game (3.1) while Stony Brook ranks 147th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Seawolves’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, up from 5.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the River Hawks have scored an average of 80.6 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 84.0 points per game (3.5 above their season average).