Fairfield Stags vs Stony Brook Seawolves Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fairfield Stags vs Stony Brook Seawolves
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Island FCU Arena in Stony Brook, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Fairfield (+4)
The Fairfield Stags (0-2) travel to Island FCU Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Stony Brook Seawolves (0-1). Stony Brook opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 129.
Fairfield enters this contest with a mark of 0-2 so far this season. The Stags are connecting on 27.3% on three-point shots (9 of 33) and 65.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 58.5 points per game (260th in Division 1) while shooting 37.4% from the floor. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Fairfield is pulling down 36.0 boards per game and is sitting with 12 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 265th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Stags are able to force 9.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.0 fouls. They currently rank 121st in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 28 conceded for the campaign. The Stags are giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (60 of 137) and they relinquish 42.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 34.1% on 3-point shots and they are 243rd in the nation in points per game from their opponents (81.5).
The Fairfield Stags played the Hartford Hawks and took a loss by a score of 66-61 in their last game. Fairfield walked away from the contest having earned a 37.5% field goal percentage (21 of 56) and converted 7 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Stags buried 12 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 63.2%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 41 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 6 dimes in this game while getting 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to defense, Fairfield let their opponent shoot 37.5% from the field on 21 of 56. Hartford recorded 7 dimes and 7 steals in this contest. In addition, the Hawks had 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Hartford finished 60.0% at the charity stripe by converting 6 of their 10 attempts. They also made 8 of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Caleb Green is one player who was a major factor in this contest. He recorded 15 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes played and collected 4 rebounds. Green ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor and earned 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Stags was Taj Benning. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He ended up going 36.4% from the field in the game by hitting 4-of-11 (13 points). In all, Benning was on the court for 37 minutes.
Stony Brook has a win-loss mark of 0-1 for the season. Stony Brook has earned 68 points on the year and they pull in 39 rebounds per game. The Seawolves commit 12.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 48.0% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Seawolves are connecting on 44.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 209th in the country. They are dishing out assists 15 times per contest (112th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 22 times per contest. The Seawolves defensively are ranked 245th in D-1 in PPG given up with 82. They are able to force 13 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (234th in college basketball). The Stony Brook defense allows 54.5% from downtown (12 of 22) and opponents are connecting on 80.0% of their foul shots. They surrender 18 assists and 35 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 257th and 133rd in the country.
For their last game, the Stony Brook Seawolves walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-68 when they played the St. Peter's Peacocks. The Seawolves corralled 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for this game. They rejected 7 shots while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Peacocks earned 25 fouls for the game which got the Seawolves to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of those for a clip of 48.0%. In terms of shots from downtown, Stony Brook knocked down 8 of their 21 tries (38.1%). Overall, the Seawolves ended up going 24 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. The Seawolves allowed the Peacocks to bury 31 of their 66 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.0% for this game. They finished 54.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 out of 22 and ended up going 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Stony Brook allowed St. Peter's to pull down 33 overall (8 offensive).
Tykei Greene played big minutes for the Seawolves in the game. He knocked down 2 out of 5 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which earned him 7 points. Greene grabbed 9 rebounds in his 32 minutes and had 2 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Stony Brook was Juan Felix Rodriguez. He ended up finishing with 9 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood via 3 of 10 from the floor for the contest. Rodriguez ended the game having shot 30.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fairfield (+4)
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