Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats ATS Prediction 12/22/18

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The Stony Brook Seawolves (10-3) will travel to the People’s United Center to go head-to-head with the Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-5). Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Stony Brook Seawolves at Quinnipiac Bobcats ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Bobcats were blown out by the ninth-ranked Villanova Wildcats, 86-53, while the Seawolves won a close one over 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). Quinnipiac, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.179 vs. 0.147). Cameron Young had a good game for Quinnipiac with 18 points. Stony Brook, meanwhile, was led by Elijah Olaniyi, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Yeboah led the Seawolves to a 71-61 win. He produced 19 points and 8 rebounds. Stony Brook’s 0.528 effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Quinnipiac, who had a mark of 0.364.

Akwasi Yeboah and Olaniyi have played at a high level over the last five games for Stony Brook. Yeboah has averaged 0 points per game, while Olaniyi has put up 0 points a game during that span.

A focal point for the Stony Brook offense is getting to the free throw line. The Seawolves rank 47th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.285), but Quinnipiac is among the best in the nation at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking fifth by yielding a FTA rate of 0.140).

Stony Brook Seawolves at Quinnipiac Bobcats Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Quinnipiac, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Quinnipiac ranks 22nd in three pointers attempted per game (28.2) while Stony Brook ranks 183rd (20.8).
  • The Bobcats rank 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Seawolves rank 71st (5.9).
  • The Seawolves average 40.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 32nd in the country. The Bobcats rank 160th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).
  • Stony Brook ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.3) while Quinnipiac ranks 168th (1.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Seawolves’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, up from 5.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 59.2 points per game (8.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (2.6 below their season average).