NEC foes will clash when the Wagner Seahawks (5-15, 2-7 NEC) square off against the Robert Morris Colonials (12-11, 8-2 NEC) at the Spiro Sports Center. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Robert Morris Colonials vs. Wagner Seahawks Betting Preview
In the Colonials’ last game, they were victorious over the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, 64-57. With 11 points and 14 rebounds, Robert Morris’ AJ Bramah played well. Robert Morris dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 29.9) and a free throw rate of 0.294 (above their season average of 0.152). For those same stats, Central Connecticut State was 20.6 and 0.170, respectively.
The Seahawks are hoping for a better outcome after their 68-63 loss to the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in their last game. Darion Jordan-Thomas was Wagner’s leading scorer with 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting. Fairleigh Dickinson did an excellent job of making free throws (16-20; 80.0 percent). Wagner, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.2 vs. 18.5).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Colonials won 94-62. The Colonials played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.7 and a free throw rate of 0.220. The Seahawks had marks of 21.1 and 0.143, respectively, for those same stats. In the victory, Josh Williams led all scorers with 21 points.
Both teams have had a player heat up over their last five games. For the Colonials, it’s been Bramah, who has averaged 17 points,11.8 rebounds, while the Seahawks have received solid contributions from Curtis Cobb III (19 points).
This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Wagner. Wagner ranks 223rd in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.7 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Robert Morris forces the 64th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.8 percent).
Robert Morris at Wagner ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Robert Morris, ATS Winner – Wagner, O/U – Under
Robert Morris averages 16.5 assists per game, which ranks 15th in the NCAA. Wagner ranks 218th in assists allowed per game (14.6).
The Colonials average 23.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 98th in the NCAA. The Seahawks rank 201st in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
Robert Morris averages 34.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 180th in the NCAA. Wagner ranks 183rd in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
The Seahawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.6, down from 7.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Colonials have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (4.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.0 points per game (5.3 below their season average).