The Stony Brook Seawolves (4-6) will be at home in Island Federal Credit Union Arena when they square off against the Hofstra Pride (6-3). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Hofstra Pride vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Odds Preview
The last time the Pride played, they were victorious over the Rider Broncs, 88-82. With 28 points and eight rebounds, Eli Pemberton had a solid outing for Hofstra. Hofstra played a nearly perfect game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.309 (above their season average of 0.231) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 (below their season average of 35.1). Rider recorded marks of 0.180 and 20.0, respectively, for those same stats.
The Seawolves hope to maintain momentum after beating the Columbia Lions in their last contest, 76-66. With 30 points on 9-for-12 shooting, Akwasi Yeboah was the games leading scorer. Stony Brook played a flawless game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.368 (above their season average of 0.206) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4 (above their season average of 28.7). Columbia recorded marks of 0.232 and 23.1, respectively, for those same stats.
It will be a battle of conflicting tempos as the fast-paced Seawolves will look to push the more half-court-oriented Pride. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Seawolves rank 62nd in possessions per game while the Pride are 222nd.
The Pride won the only contest against the Seawolves last season, 96-58. The Pride played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.232 and a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 48.6. The Seawolves put up marks of 0.056 and 21.2, respectively, for those same stats.
Hofstra Pride vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – Hofstra, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Pride average 24.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 68th in the NCAA. The Seawolves rank 91st in three pointers allowed per game (19.6).
- Stony Brook ranks 26th in steals per game (6.1) while Hofstra ranks 212th (4.4).
- The Seawolves rank 35th in assists per game (13.2) while the Pride rank 161st in assists allowed per game (14.6).
- Hofstra averages 36.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 102nd in the NCAA. Stony Brook ranks 165th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).