It’s the first round of the NCAA tournament, and there is a first round game game played at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa between the Wildcats of Kentucky and the Seawolves of Stony Brook. The Wildcats come in as the regular season and conference tournament winner out of the SEC. Kentucky comes into the game with a 26-8 record, including their title win over Texas A+M. For Stony Brook, they are the 13th seed out of the East Region, and are 26-6 in the college basketball betting season. The Seawolves are 26-6 on the season and winners of the America East Conference. The winner of this game will take on either Indiana or Chattanooga in the second round.
Betting on Stony Brook vs Kentucky March Madness Lines
- What: Stony Brook Seawolves (26-6) at Kentucky Wildcats (26-8)
- When: Thursday, March 17, 2016
- Start Time: 9:40 PM ET
- Where: Des Moines, Iowa
- Stadium: Wells Fargo Arena
- Spread: Kentucky -13.5
- Moneyline: -1400
- Game Total: 143 under
- Watch: CBS
- Stream: CBS Sports
- Listen: Stony Brook at Kentucky
Why Bet on Stony Brook?
The Seawolves of Stony Brook are likely going to roll with their six man rotation they have played through most of the season. Fortunately, they should come into this game well rested following their 80-74 win back on March 12th in the American East Conference title game. The Seawolves won the regular season title with just two losses; to Albany and Vermont. Stony Brook is led in scoring by Jameel Warney, with just shy of 20 points per game. The Seawolves are one of the top defensive teams in the nation this season, allowing just 63.4 points per game.
Why Bet on Kentucky?
Kentucky has won five straight games, including three in the conference tournament. The last loss for the Wildcats came on the road at Vanderbilt. The Wildcats in those five wins, have scored 82 points or more in every game. The top scorer for the Wildcats this season has been guard Jamal Murray, with 20.1 points per game, in just over 35 minutes per game. Kentucky is also seeing his guard Tyler Ulis score 17.2 points per game, and also dish out 7.2 assists per game. The Wildcats started the season 7-0, including a win over Duke.
Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Kentucky Wildcats feel like they are disrespected after getting a 4 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats have 8 losses, but knowing Texas A+M was a seed ahead of them has them plenty motivated. The Wildcats cannot look ahead to the Indiana Hoosiers in the next game though. The Wildcats will need to ride the momentum that they received during the SEC title game. Look for Kentucky to win this game, but the Seawolves are going to keep this close. While Kentucky wins this game, bet on the Stony Brook Seawolves +14 at MyBookie.ag! The final score prediction is Kentucky 76 and Stony Brook 71.