The Wagner Seahawks (4-1) will be at home in Spiro Sports Center when they take on the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (4-2). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks vs. Wagner Seahawks Odds Preview
The last time the River Hawks played, they lost to the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 87-80. With 23 points on 6-for-14 shooting, Matt Harris was the games leading scorer. Sacred Heart had an effective field goal percentage of 0.614 (above their season average of 0.447). Massachusetts-Lowell, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (18.9 vs. 20.2).
The Seahawks will look to maintain momentum after just getting past the Fairfield Stags in their last game, 78-76. Wagner rallied around JoJo Cooper, who put up 16 points and eight assists. Wagner dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.5 (below their season average of 38.8) and a free throw rate of 0.386 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Fairfield was 22.5 and 0.350, respectively.
The offensive glass should be a major advantage for Wagner in this contest. The Seahawks rank fourth in offensive rebounding percentage (39.8 percent), while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 207th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.6 percent) dating back to last season. This game should be a battle of conflicting paces. The fast-breaking River Hawks rank 34th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Seahawks rank 324th.
The River Hawks won the lone contest against the Seahawks last season, 87-76. Massachusetts-Lowell was effective at getting to and converting from the charity stripe. The River Hawks made 32 of their 36 free throws (88.9 percent), while the Seahawks were just 25-37 (67.6 percent).
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks vs. Wagner Seahawks Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Wagner, ATS Winner – Wagner, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Seahawks rank 70th in three pointers allowed per game (19.6) while the River Hawks rank 227th (22.4).
- Wagner ranks 97th in blocks per game (3.8) while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 243rd (2.4).
- Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 38th in assists per game (15.8) while Wagner ranks 300th (11.0).
- The Seahawks rank 62nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the River Hawks rank 274th (8.3).
- Wagner ranks 25th in rebounds per game (39.5) while Massachusetts-Lowell ranks 235th (34.4).