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Hartford Hawks vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Free Pick 02/26/20

The Hartford Hawks (15-14, 8-6 AmEast) will travel to Island Federal Credit Union Arena to clash against the Stony Brook Seawolves (18-10, 9-4 AmEast) in their home finale. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Hartford Hawks at Stony Brook Seawolves ATS Preview

The Hawks won a close one over the Binghamton Bearcats in their last game, 75-74. With 11 points and 14 rebounds, Hunter Marks had a good outing for Hartford. The Hawks, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.7, had a ridiculous mark of 46.2 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.508 (above their season average of 0.480).

In the Seawolves’ previous outing, they beat the Maine Black Bears, 54-46. Stony Brook was lifted by Mouhamadou Gueye, who had 14 points and eight rebounds. Stony Brook played a nearly flawless game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.291 (above their season average of 0.240) and a turnover percentage of 15.8 (better than their season average of 17.8). Maine was 0.083 and 21.3, respectively, for those same stats.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Stony Brook should have a considerable edge. The Seawolves defense ranks 30th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.455), while the Hartford offense is ranked 267th in effective field goal percentage (0.482).

These two squads have already met once this season. The Hawks won 68-65. Hartford had a better effective field goal percentage (0.465 vs. 0.422). Stony Brook, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (27.9 vs. 15.8). Elijah Olaniyi had a double-double in the loss, with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Hartford Hawks at Stony Brook Seawolves Free Prediction

Free Pick: SU Winner – Hartford, ATS Winner – Hartford, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes:

The Hawks rank 165th in assists per game (12.7) while the Seawolves rank 233rd (11.3).

Stony Brook averages 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 102nd in the NCAA. Hartford ranks 128th in steals allowed per game (6.5).

Stony Brook averages 39.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 31st in the NCAA. Hartford ranks 266th in rebounds allowed per game (39.0).

The Seawolves rank 29th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Hawks rank 189th (2.4).

Stony Brook averages 25.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 51st in the NCAA. Hartford ranks 202nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).

Bettings Trends:

The Seawolves have been outscored by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Stony Brook has defeated opponents by an average of 4.6 points.

During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (1.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (1.7 above their season average).

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