Wagner Seahawks at LIU Sharks Betting Prediction 02/27/20

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The LIU Sharks (13-16, 8-8 NEC) close out their home schedule at Steinberg Wellness Center against the Wagner Seahawks (8-19, 5-11 NEC). The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Wagner Seahawks at LIU Sharks ATS Odds

In their last game, the Sharks lost a tough one against the Saint Francis U Red Flash, 74-71, while the Seahawks defeated the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, 75-71.

Wagner’s 0.500 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over St. Francis Brooklyn, who had a mark of 0.398. The Seahawks’ mark was above their season average of 0.476, while the Terriers’ was below their season average of 0.477. LIU, meanwhile, did an excellent job of making free throws (18-21; 85.7 percent). LIU was lifted by Raiquan Clark, who recorded 26 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Alex Morales had a good outing for Wagner, contributing 21 points and 14 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Curtis Cobb III led the Seahawks to a 72-64 victory. He was the game’s leading scorer with 19 points. Wagner out-rebounded LIU. The Seahawks had 13 offensive rebounds and 36 total rebounds, while the Sharks had seven and 24, respectively.

This game should be a showdown of contrasting paces. LIU prefers to play quickly (17th in possessions per game), while Wagner is slower-paced (179th in possessions per game).

Wagner Seahawks at LIU Sharks Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – LIU, ATS Winner – LIU, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • LIU averages 28.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. Wagner ranks 188th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
  • The Sharks average 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 102nd in the country. The Seahawks rank 179th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
  • LIU averages 3.6 blocks per game, which is ranked 87th in the country. Wagner ranks 95th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • The Sharks average 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 71st in the country. The Seahawks rank 238th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • Wagner ranks 129th in rebounds allowed per game (34.6) while LIU ranks 273rd (39.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Seahawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.0, down from 7.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Sharks have scored an average of 79.2 points per game (2.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.2 points per game (2.2 above their season average).