LIU at Wagner: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Wagner Seahawks (20-5) vs LIU Sharks (16-13)
Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Spiro Sports Center)
Betting Odds: Wagner Seahawks -6 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The LIU Sharks and Wagner Seahawks face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown in the Northeast Conference Tournament at the Spiro Sports Center. When these two teams faced off on February 5th it was Wagner that won 79-64.
Alex Morales was the top player for Wagner scoring 28 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Eral Penn was the top player for LIU scoring 19 points.
The LIU Sharks come into this game with a 16-13 record overall and they have gone 13-14-1 against the spread. In the last game against Sacred Heart, LIU scored 82 points, and that was enough to win by seven points. The LIU Sharks are averaging 75.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.2 points per game. The best player all year has been Ty Flowers who is averaging 19 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 12 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Wagner Seahawks who sit with a 21-6 record and they have gone 13-10-1 against the spread. In the first game of the tournament against St. Francis, Wagner was able to win 82-53. In the first half, Wagner put up 50 points, and they never looked back. Wagner is averaging 75.4 points while their defense is giving up 64.6 points per game. Guard Alex Morales has been the top player for Wagner averaging 18.2 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line.
Wagner is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. LIU is 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600.
Wagner has done a good job of covering spreads after blowout wins, and it’s going to be no different in this game. Look for Wagner to run up the score against the Sharks getting close to 80 points. LIU won’t have any answer with their offense and Wagner will cover the spread.
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