NEC foes will clash when the Wagner Seahawks (5-16, 2-8 NEC) meet the Saint Francis U Red Flash (15-8, 8-4 NEC) at the Spiro Sports Center. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Saint Francis U Red Flash vs. Wagner Seahawks Odds Preview
In the Red Flash’s last contest, they won a close one over the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 70-68. Keith Braxton was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting. Saint Francis U played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 32.9) and a turnover percentage of 15.5 (better than their season average of 15.5). Sacred Heart was 29.0 and 19.9, respectively, for those same stats.
The Seahawks are trying to rebound after their 67-62 loss to the Robert Morris Colonials in their last matchup. Alex Morales was the top scorer from either team with 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Robert Morris had a free throw rate of 0.388 (above their season average of 0.157). Wagner, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2 (above their season average of 30.8).
The high-octane offense of Saint Francis U (42nd in the country with an offensive efficiency of 109.8) will face off against the porous defense of Wagner (336th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 109.7). The Red Flash should have the edge on that end of the court.
These two squads have already met once this season. The Red Flash won 80-62. The Red Flash played a flawless game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.403 and a turnover percentage of 11.7. For those same stats, the Seahawks recorded marks of 0.145 and 18.2, respectively. Braxton was a top performer in the victory, with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Saint Francis U Red Flash vs. Wagner Seahawks Betting Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Saint Francis U, ATS Winner – Saint Francis U, O/U – Over
The Seahawks rank 147th in assists per game (13.0) while the Red Flash rank 152nd in assists allowed per game (13.0).
Wagner ranks 139th in three pointers attempted per game (22.3) while Saint Francis U ranks 270th (17.8).
The Red Flash average 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 91st in the NCAA. The Seahawks rank 151st in steals allowed per game (7.0).
Saint Francis U ranks 108th in rebounds per game (36.7) while Wagner ranks 161st in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
The Seahawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.6, down from 7.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Red Flash have scored an average of 79.6 points per game (1.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.2 points per game (3.0 above their season average).