Last Updated: 2017-11-13
The Wagner Seahawks will get their season started as 18-point underdogs on the road when they challenge the Missouri Tigers (1-0) at Mizzou Arena. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017, and will air on ESPN2.
Wagner Seahawks vs. Missouri Tigers Betting Odds
In the Tigers’ last matchup, they topped the Iowa State Cyclones, 74-59. With 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting, Kevin Puryear was the top scorer from either team. Missouri played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.196 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.627. Iowa State put up marks of 0.082 and 0.443, respectively, for those same stats.
Wagner did not make the tournament following a 16-14 regular season campaign last season.
Wagner could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Since last season, Missouri ranks 80th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.4 percent), while Wagner forced the 189th-most turnovers (18.7 percent). Also, the Seahawks’ 39th-ranked defense (opponents’ effective field goal percentage of 0.469) will battle against the Tigers’ 334th-ranked offense (effective field goal percentage of 0.457).
The Seahawks were 16-14 straight up (SU) and 1-3 against the spread (ATS) last season. Of Wagner’s 4 games last year, three finished over the O/U total.
The Tigers, meanwhile, have records of 9-24 SU and 14-14-2 ATS since last season. Vegas has also been spot on when predicting totals of Missouri games over that same period with an even split between overs and unders.
Wagner Seahawks vs. Missouri Tigers Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Missouri, ATS Winner – Wagner, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Wagner ranks 24th in rebounds per game (39.5) while Missouri ranks 300th in rebounds allowed per game (39.0).
The Tigers rank 133rd in steals per game (6.3) while the Seahawks rank 254th (4.9).
Missouri ranks 237th in assists per game (12.2) while Wagner ranks 291st (10.9).
The Seahawks rank 21st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Tigers rank 250th (4.4).
Missouri ranks 89th in three pointers attempted per game (23.1) while Wagner ranks 259th (18.4).