Wagner vs. Central Connecticut State - 2/21/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (4-24) at Wagner Seahawks (6-19)
College Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Spiro Sports Center)
The Line: Wagner Seahawks -9 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Central Connecticut Blue Devils will travel to the Spiro Sports Center to take on the Wagner Seahawks this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Central Connecticut Blue Devils won their 2nd straight game and improved to 4-24 (3-12 NEC) on the season after defeating the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 76-75, this past Tuesday. Central Connecticut was outstanding offensively in the 1st half against the Knights and was able to hang on to the victory after holding a 60-47 lead with 12:14 left in regulation. Central Connecticut shot 54.7% from the field and 53.3% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Ian Krishnan who had 16 points, 2 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Central Connecticut is averaging 63.1 ppg on 39.9% shooting from the field. The Blue Devils are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 35.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Central Connecticut has been led by Ian Krishnan (13.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg), Greg Outlaw (8.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.1 spg), and Jamir Reed (8.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg).
Defensively, Central Connecticut is allowing their opponents to average 77.6 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field. The Blue Devils have a rebound margin of -8.9 and a turnover margin of -0.6.
The Wagner Seahawks snapped their 6-game losing streak and improved to 6-19 (3-11 NEC) on the season after defeating the Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers, 67-61, this past Tuesday. Wagner allowed Mount Saint Mary’s to fight back from a 39-31 halftime deficit took take a 2nd half lead, however, Wagner was able to recover and pulled away after an 11-0 Seahawks run gave Wagner a 64-56 lead with 1:23 left in regulation. Leading the way for the Seahawks was Curtis Cobb III who had 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and a steal.
On the season, Wagner is averaging 68.6 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Seahawks are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 32.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wagner has been led by Curtis Cobb III (16.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.6 apg), Alex Morales (12.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 spg), and Elijah Ford (8.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.5 apg).
Defensively, Wagner is allowing their opponents to average 77.2 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Seahawks have a rebound margin of 0.6 and a turnover margin of -1.3.
The Blue Devils are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games, however, are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Wagner. The Seahawks are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games and just 4-6 ATS at home on the season.
Central Connecticut has struggled on both ends of the court this season and come into this game ranked 331st in scoring offense, 333rd in FG%, and 331st in scoring defense.
Wagner comes into this match-up ranked 257th in scoring offense, 298th in FG%, and 326th in scoring defense.
Central Connecticut is playing their best basketball of the season and although they come into this match-up with an 0-14 road record, they’ve been competitive as of late and are 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. Wagner picked up a much needed win against Mount Saint Mary’s, however, this team has also had it’s own struggles this season and as I don’t think there is much of a difference in the talent level with these two teams, I’m going to take Central Connecticut and the points. Good Luck!