NCAA First Round Free Pick 3/17 Kentucky vs Stony Brook

NCAA First Round Free Pick Kentucky vs Stony Brook

 

Kentucky Wildcats (-14) vs Stony Brook Seawolves (143)

The SEC Tournament champs The Kentucky Wildcats try to go to a 3rd straight Final Four as a 4 seed against the 13 seed Stony Brook Seawolves the American East Champions. Kentucky comes into the game absolutely on fire winning their last 5 games straight up and are 5-0 against the spread. The OVER has hit in all 5 of those games as they averaged 88 points a game. Stony Brook comes into the game winning 22 of their last 24 games but those 2 losses have come in their last 6 games. In their last 3 games they’ve hit the 80 point mark in all 3.

It took Kentucky awhile to really find their identity in SEC play as they were up and down for a lot of conference play. Led by their 3 headed monster Jamal Murray, Tyler Ulis and Alex Poythress their offense really found their stride and  started to light teams up. Not too many defenders can stay in front of Ulis and when he starts driving to the basket and kicking to shooters (especially Canadian sharp shooter Murray) Kentucky really gets rolling. Stony Brook has 4 players who average double digits led by senior forward Jameel Warney who averages a double double with 20 points 11 rebounds and looks like an NBA player. Stony Brook will not be afraid of Kentucky with their 3 best players being seniors and a bunch of juniors join them in the rotation. Kentucky will push the pace and Stony Brook will push right back. We LOVE this game to FLY over the total of 143. The Pick: OVER 143