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

UNCW vs Stony Brook Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Seahawks vs Seawolves Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UNCW Seahawks at Stony Brook Seawolves
  • Where: Stony Brook at Island FCU Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: UNCW -6.5, NCW -289 | STBR +231 O/U 128.5

Seahawks Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Stony Brook, the UNCW Seahawks will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 15-6. On the road, the Seahawks will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 6-4. This season, UNCW has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 9-1. For today’s contest, UNCW has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.

Trazarien White comes into today’s game as the Seahawks’ leading scorer at 13.67 points per contest. Not only has White been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNCW’s top rebounder at 5.86 boards per contest. Behind White, the team has benefited from the strong play of Maleeck Harden-Hayes, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.76 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.8% of his shots and is adding 4.24 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UNCW this season, as they are currently ranked 230th in college basketball at 70.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Seahawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.8%, placing them 332nd in the NCAA.

Seawolves Preview:

Stony Brook will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs UNCW in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far this season, Stony Brook has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-3. For the season, Stony Brook has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 3-12. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Seawolves being +6.5 point underdogs.

Stony Brook’s leading scorer this season is Tyler Stephenson-Moore, who is averaging 15.32 points per contest. So far, Stephenson-Moore has accounted for 24.13% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.74 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Frankie Policelli is the second leading scorer for the Seawolves, averaging 12.68 points per game. Between him and Policelli, they are accounting for 44.1% 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 19 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Stony Brook Seawolves +6.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have UNCW as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Stony Brook Seawolves to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with UNCW at 7.12 made 3’s per game compared to Stony Brook at 8.19. Look for Stony Brook to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Seahawks.

 


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