The Wagner Seahawks (1-2) will travel to Wellness and Events Center to challenge the NJIT Highlanders (1-2) in their home opener. Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Wagner Seahawks vs. NJIT Highlanders Free Preview
In the Seahawks’ last game, they easily got past the Wesley College Wolverines, 97-67. Curtis Cobb was the game’s leading scorer with 40 points on 13-for-22 shooting. Wagner played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.672 and a turnover percentage of 19.3. For those same stats, Wesley College had marks of 0.509 and 25.5, respectively.
The Highlanders will look to keep it rolling after barely hanging on to beat the Cornell Big Red in their last game, 59-58. NJIT rallied around Zach Cooks, who was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting. NJIT dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.211 and a turnover percentage of 13.8. Cornell put up marks of 0.107 and 17.8, respectively, for those same stats.
The Highlanders won the sole game against the Seahawks last season, 71-60. The Highlanders played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.651 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.500. For those same stats, the Seahawks were 0.333 and 0.360, respectively.
The aggressive NJIT offense looks poised to dominate from the foul line. The Highlanders rank 63rd in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.266, while Wagner ranks 349th in FTA rate allowed (0.327) since last season.
Wagner at NJIT Free Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – NJIT, ATS Winner – NJIT, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Seahawks average 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 128th in the country. The Highlanders rank 161st in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
NJIT averages 6.2 steals per game, which ranks 154th in the NCAA. Wagner ranks 158th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
Wagner ranks 51st in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while NJIT ranks 236th (20.4).
The Seahawks rank 116th in rebounds per game (36.6) while the Highlanders rank 259th (33.6).
Wagner ranks 249th in assists per game (12.0) while NJIT ranks 303rd (10.6).