Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Brown Bears ATS Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Brown Bears (6-4) when they welcome the Stony Brook Seawolves (8-1) to Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Stony Brook Seawolves at Brown Bears ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Bears lost a close one to the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, 83-81, 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). Brown, meanwhile, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.554 vs. 0.433). Tamenang Choh had a solid outing for Brown with nine points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Elijah Olaniyi, meanwhile played well for Stony Brook, finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Seawolves won the only contest between these two teams last season, 77-64. Stony Brook’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Brown. The Seawolves had a rate of 0.564 while the Bears posted a mark of 0.392.

The physical Brown offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this matchup. Since last season, the Bears rank 18th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.300, while Stony Brook has been among the country’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 316th-ranked FTA rate of 0.287).

Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Brown Bears Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Brown, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Stony Brook averages 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 34th in the country. Brown ranks 211th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • The Seawolves average 23.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 125th in the nation. The Bears rank 127th in three pointers allowed per game (21.4).
  • The Seawolves average 37.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 105th in the nation. The Bears rank 206th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).
  • Brown ranks 127th in blocks per game (3.5) while Stony Brook ranks 210th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).