Stony Brook Seawolves vs Hofstra Pride Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stony Brook Seawolves vs Hofstra Pride
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Stony Brook (+9.5)
David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex is the venue where and the Hofstra Pride (1-2) will play the Stony Brook Seawolves (1-2) on Wednesday. Stony Brook opens this matchup as 9.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 141.5.
Stony Brook comes into this matchup with a record of 1-2 so far this season. They cough up possession 21.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Stony Brook is pulling down 36.0 boards per contest and has tallied 40 dimes this season, which ranks 189th in the country in terms of passing. The Seawolves are connecting on 32.2% from downtown (19 of 59) and 48.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 68.7 pts per game (213th in D-1) while hitting 44.5% from the field. Defensively, the Seawolves have forced 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 200th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 50 conceded this season. The Seawolves defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.6% (90 of 189) and they surrender 38.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 44.6% from beyond the arc and they are 257th in college basketball in points per game allowed (80.0).
The Stony Brook Seawolves stepped onto the hardwood against the St. John's Red Storm and took a loss by a score of 89-66 in their last contest. Stony Brook wrapped up the game with a 48.2% field goal percentage (27 of 56) and knocked down 7 out of their 23 three-point shots. When shot from the charity stripe, the Seawolves converted 5 of 10 tries for a rate of 50.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 8 assists for the matchup as well as getting 8 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about the defense, Stony Brook let their opponent shoot 48.2% from the floor on 27 out of 56. St. John's distributed 23 dimes and 20 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Red Storm pulled down 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 2 rejections. St. John's finished the contest at 68.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 22 attempts. They buried 8 of their 20 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Mouhamadou Gueye is one guy who saw a lot of action in this game. He had 15 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played 31 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. Gueye finished the game shooting 63.6% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Seawolves was Juan Felix Rodriguez. He pulled down 2 boards and totaled 4 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by hitting 4-of-8 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Rodriguez saw the court for 31 min.
Hofstra has a mark of 1-2 so far this season. The Pride are responsible for committing 16.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 67.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.7 times per contest (230th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.7 times per game. Hofstra has accumulated 203 pts for the campaign (67.7 per game) and they pull in 36.7 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Pride are hitting on 37.2% from the floor, which is ranked 328th in the nation. The Pride on the defensive end are ranked 150th in the nation in PPG given up with 70.0. They have given up 14.3 dimes and 40.0 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 210th and 246th in those defensive categories. The Hofstra defense concedes 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc (21 of 65) and opponents are knocking down 68.4% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the field (172nd in the country).
When they last played, the Hofstra Pride went home defeated by a final of 82-74 when they faced the Iona Gaels. The Pride corralled 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this game. They also turned away 2 attempts while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Gaels were called for 29 personal fouls in this contest which took the Pride to the free throw line for a total of 39 tries. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to shooting from distance, Hofstra knocked down 6 of 23 attempts (26.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pride ended up going 21 for 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.2%. The Pride permitted the Gaels to knock down 28 out of their 65 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 43.1% in the game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from distance by connecting on 10 of 30 and ended up going 16 of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). In regard to attacking the glass, Hofstra permitted Iona to pull down 43 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Ray saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Pride for the game. He converted 5 of 11 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Ray snagged 4 rebounds in his 38 mins and had 2 assists for the contest. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Hofstra was Tareq Coburn. He ended up with 28 points in his 35 minutes on the court via 6 out of 13 from the floor for the matchup. Coburn ended the game having shot 46.2% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Stony Brook (+9.5)
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