Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Hartford Hawks - 3/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hartford Hawks (10-22) at Stony Brook Seawolves (24-6)
College Basketball: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Stony Brook Sports Complex)
The Line: Stony Brook Seawolves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hartford Hawks will travel to play Stony Brook Seawolves in the semi-finals of the America East Conference Tournament.
The Stony Brook Seawolves are 24-6 (14-2) and are the #1 seed in the America East tournament. Stony Brook defeated UMBC by a score of 86-76 in the first round of the America East tournament. Stony Brook swept the season series with Hartford by scores of 77-43 and 85-72. Stony Brook is averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 63.1 points per game. Stony Brook is also averaging 39.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Jameel Warney is averaging 18.9 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game for Stony Brook. Carson Puriefoy is averaging 14.6 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for the Seawolves. Stony Brook is shooting 66.9% on free throws, 37.2% on three-pointers, and 47.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Hartford Hawks are 10-22 (4-12) and are the #7 seed in the America East tournament. Hartford defeated Albany by a score of 68-59 in the first round of the America East tournament. Hartford is averaging 71 points per game while giving up 78.4 points per game. Hartford is also averaging 30.2 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Pancake Thomas is averaging 18.9 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for Hartford. Jalen Ross is averaging 9.8 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for the Hawks. Hartford is shooting 75.1% on free throws, 35.5% on three-pointers, and 40.7% on all field goal attempts.
Hartford is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Hartford is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a win. The under is 7-3 in Hartford’s last 10 games. Stony Brook is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-2 in Stony Brook’s last 7 games following a win.
Hartford surprised pretty much everyone by upsetting #2 seed in their first game of the tournament. Stony Brook comes into this game as a big favorite here. Stony Brook plays much better defense than Hartford and that will be the difference in this game. I like Stony Brook to win, but I think Hartford will keep it somewhat close.