AmEast foes will clash when the Stony Brook Seawolves (11-6, 2-0 AmEast) meet the New Hampshire Wildcats (8-7, 1-1 AmEast) at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Odds Preview
The last time the Wildcats played, they were victorious over the Maine Black Bears, 57-51. Josh Hopkins was the game’s leading scorer with 16 points on 5-for-11 shooting. The Wildcats held the Black Bears to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.2 (below their season average of 27.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.348 (below their season average of 0.465).
The Seawolves hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Vermont Catamounts in their last game, 81-77. Stony Brook rallied around Elijah Olaniyi, who led the team in scoring with 28 points on 8-for-21 shooting. The Seawolves forced 15 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.553 (above their season average of 0.496).
The offense of Stony Brook (198th in the NCAA with an offensive efficiency of 101.7) will clash against the elite defense of New Hampshire (46th in the nation with a defensive efficiency of 90.6). The Wildcats should have the advantage on that end of the court.
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Seawolves won both games played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, Stony Brook won 66-64. The Seawolves played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 32.6 and a great free throw rate of 0.300. For those same stats, the Wildcats put up marks of 18.9 and 0.200, respectively.
New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Stony Brook Seawolves ATS Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Stony Brook, ATS Winner – Stony Brook, O/U – Over
Stony Brook ranks 26th in blocks per game (5.1) while New Hampshire ranks 161st (2.3).
The Seawolves’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.4, up from 5.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 61.0 points per game (10.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.4 points per game (3.0 below their season average).