Check out our free Stony Brook vs Monmouth pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in West Long Branch. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Stony Brook vs Monmouth Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Seawolves vs Hawks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Stony Brook Seawolves at Monmouth Hawks
  • Where: West Long Branch at OceanFirst Bank Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Stony Brook -1, STBR -119 | MONM -103 O/U 134.5

Seawolves Preview:

Stony Brook heads into this matchup having played 14 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-9. So far, the Seawolves have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 1-8. This season, Stony Brook has been favored to win in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 1-0. For today’s contest, Stony Brook have a betting line set -1 points in their favor.

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Stony Brook’s leading scorer this season is Tyler Stephenson-Moore who is averaging 14.86 points per contest. So far, Stephenson-Moore has accounted for 23.32% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.21 rebounds per game and 1.93 assists. Frankie Policelli is the second leading scorer for the Seawolves, averaging 11.71 points per game. Between him and Policelli, they are accounting for 41.7% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Stony Brook is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 72.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 14 games, they have only hit 33.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.27% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Hawks Preview:

Through 14 games, the Monmouth Hawks have an overall record of 1-13. Currently, the Hawks have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 0-5. So far, the Hawks have been the underdog 14 times, going 1-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

Myles Foster comes into today’s game as the Hawks’ leading scorer at 11.86 points per contest. Not only has Foster been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Monmouth’s top rebounder at 6.64 boards per contest. Behind Foster, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jack Collins who is second on the team in scoring at 9.64 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.1% of his shots and is adding 3.71 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Monmouth this season, as they are currently ranked 280th in college basketball at 68.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 320th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Stony Brook Seawolves -1

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Monmouth Hawks and Stony Brook Seawolves is to get money down on the Stony Brook to win an cover as -1 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.19 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Stony Brook Seawolves at -1.

 


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