Wagner vs. Mount St. Mary's - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wagner vs. Mount St. Mary's - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (10-16) at Wagner Seahawks (5-19)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Spiro Sports Center)

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The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers will travel to the Spiro Sports Center to take on the Wagner Seahawks this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 10-16 (6-7 NEC) on the season after being defeated by the St. Francis (PA) Red Flash, 70-55, this past Saturday. Mount St. Mary’s led by a 29-20 margin at halftime, however, the Mountaineers had no answers for the Red Flash on either end of the court in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after St. Francis (PA) took a 61-53 lead with 3:21 left in regulation. Mount St. Mary’s shot just 34.6% from the field and was outrebounded by the Red Flash by a 42-31 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Mountaineers was Jalen Gibbs who had 24 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals.

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On the season, Mount St. Mary’s is averaging 64.2 ppg on 39.6% shooting from the field. The Mountaineers are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 30.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Mount St. Mary’s has been led by Damian Chong Qui (12.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.1 spg), Jalen Gibbs (11.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Vado Morse (11.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.3 apg).

Defensively, Mount St. Mary’s is holding their opponents to an average of 66.2 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Mountaineers have a rebound margin of 0.7 and a turnover margin of 0.1.

The Wagner Seahawks lost their 7th consecutive game and dropped to 5-19 (2-11 NEC) on the season after being defeated by the Merrimack Warriors, 68-59, this past Saturday. Wagner struggled defensively against the Warriors and allowed Merrimack to pull away for the victory after the Warriors took a 65-52 lead with just 3:39 left in regulation. Wagner allowed Merrimack to shoot 50.0% from the field and 58.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Seahawks was Curtis Cobb III who had 26 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist.

On the season, Wagner is averaging 68.6 ppg on 41.1% shooting from the field. The Seahawks are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wagner has been led by Curtis Cobb III (16.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg), Alex Morales (13.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.4 apg), and Elijah Ford (9.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Wagner is allowing their opponents to average 77.8 ppg on 46.5% shooting from the field. The Seahawks have a rebound margin of 0.6 and a turnover margin of -1.4.

The Mountaineers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games and just 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road. The Seahawks are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.

Mount St. Mary’s has been led by their defense that ranks 90th in scoring defense, however, the Mountaineers have struggled offensively as they currently rank just 324th in scoring offense and 334th in FG%.

Wagner has lost 11 of their last 12 games and currently rank just 253rd in scoring offense, 332nd in scoring defense, and 325th in defensive FG%.

Mount St. Mary’s has struggled as of late and didn’t have much success at home earlier this season agianst the Seahawks, as the Mountaineers lost by a 66-47 margin. Wagner has had a season to forget, however, the Seahawks were competitive against the conference leading Merrimack Warriors and as I expect Mount St. Mary’s offense to struggled offensively on the road, I’m going to take the home team and the point in this one. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Wagner Seahawks +1

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