Hartford at Stony Brook - 3/10/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Hartford at Stony Brook - 3/10/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hartford Hawks (17-15) at Stony Brook Seawolves (20-12)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Island Federal Credit Union Arena)

The Line: Stony Brook Seawolves -6 -- Over/Under: 133

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The Hartford Hawks (17-15, 9-7 CONF) and the Stony Brook Seawolves (20-12, 10-6 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, March 10th for the Hercules Tired America East Conference Tournament Semifinal game. Stony Brook will host this game as the higher seed at the Island FCU Arena in Stony Brook, NY. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time. 

Hartford defeated UMass Lowell, 89-75 at home in the quarterfinal game of this tournament. Hartford just defeated Stony Brook on the road, 65-54, on February 26th. Stony Brook took down Albany, 76-73, at home to make it to the semifinal game. Stony Brook is looking to win their first conference tournament in 3 years. 

Hartford scores 66.8 points per game on 41.9 percent field goal shooting this season. Hartford’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Hunter Marks, who scores 10.6 points per game and earns 6.1 rebounds per game. Hartford allows 67.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -.2 scoring differential so far this season. Hartford also earns 34.1 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 7.4 steals per game as a team. 

Stony Brook scores 69.5 points per game on 40.8 percent field goal shooting this season. Stony Brook’s leading scorer is G Elijah Olaniyi, who scores 18.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for Stony Brook is G Andrew Garcia, who earns 6.8 rebounds per game. Stony Brook allows 65.9 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +3.6 scoring differential so far this season. Stony Brook also earns 38.5 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 4.6 blocks, and 6.5 steals per game as a team. 

Hartford is 17-12-1 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Hartford is also 9-5-1 against the spread on the road so far this season. Stony Brook is 15-15-1 against the spread this season and 1-9 against the spread in their last ten games. Stony Brook is also 4-8-1 against the spread at home so far this season.

Hartford beat Stony Brook both times they played each other this season, but Stony Brook is still favorite for a reason. Stony Brook is a much better team, but they have struggled as of late. This one is tough, but I think Stony Brook can rally at home and pick up a win by a good margin, and make it to the America East Conference Championship. 

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