The Stony Brook Seawolves (0-4) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first win when they square off against the Brown Bears (2-1) at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. Action begins at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Brown Bears at Stony Brook Seawolves Betting Preview
The Bears lost a close one to the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in their last contest, 77-74. Browns Zach Hunsaker finished with 15 points and seven rebounds in the game. St. Francis Brooklyn had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (21.1 vs. 9.7). Brown, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (19-22; 86.4 percent).
In the Seawolves last game, they were defeated by the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans, 93-71. Elijah Olaniyi led Stony Brook in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Michigan State did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (22-27; 81.5 percent). Stony Brook, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (16.5 vs. 16.9).
Ball protection could play an integral role in this matchup. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Stony Brook has committed the 22nd-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.1 percent), while the disruptive defense of Brown has forced the 30th-most (opponents turnover percentage of 21.9 percent). Additionally, the Bears rank first in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.343), while the Seawolves rank 316th in opponents FTA rate (0.294).
The Seawolves won the lone contest against the Bears last season, 92-89. Stony Brook out-rebounded Brown. The Seawolves had more offensive rebounds (13 vs. seven), defensive rebounds (19 vs. 17) and total rebounds (32 vs. 24).
Brown Bears vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Brown, ATS Winner – Brown, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Seawolves rank 43rd in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while the Bears rank 134th (20.8).
- Stony Brook ranks 246th in rebounds per game (34.1) while Brown ranks 298th (32.2).
- Stony Brook ranks 11th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while Brown ranks 233rd (6.8).
- The Seawolves rank 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Bears rank 244th (4.4).
- Stony Brook ranks 43rd in assists allowed per game (11.5) while Brown ranks 257th (14.7).