The No. 23 Seton Hall Pirates (9-2) will be at home in Prudential Center when they challenge the Wagner Seahawks (6-2). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
Wagner Seahawks vs. Seton Hall Pirates Betting Preview
The Seahawks lost to the Rider Broncs in their last outing, 90-84. Wagner’s JoJo Cooper had 19 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in the contest. Rider had a much better turnover percentage (12.4 vs. 18.5). Wagner, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.0 vs. 29.3).In the Pirates last matchup, they were defeated by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 71-65. With seven points and 21 rebounds, Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado put together a solid performance. Rutgers had a free throw rate of 0.328 (above their season average of 0.212). Seton Hall, meanwhile, held the Scarlet Knights to an effective field goal percentage of 0.366 (below their season average of 0.462).
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Seton Hall figures to have a substantial edge. Since last season, the Pirates defense ranks 74th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.486), while the Wagner offense ranks 273rd in effective field goal percentage (0.484).
Seton Hall owns records of 9-2 SU and 6-5 ATS. Of the Pirates nine games that accepted bets, six have finished over the total.
Wagner Seahawks vs. Seton Hall Pirates Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Seton Hall, ATS Winner – Wagner, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Seahawks are 47th in the NCAA with 5.5 steals allowed per game while the Pirates are 56th with 6.7 steals allowed per game.
- Wagner averages 39.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 37th in the NCAA. Seton Hall ranks 66th in rebounds allowed per game (32.9).
- The Pirates allow the 15th-fewest assists per game (11.6) while the Seahawks rank 44th (11.5).
- Wagner averages 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 79th in the nation. Seton Hall ranks 105th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).