Check out our free Central Connecticut State vs Wagner pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Staten Island. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Central Connecticut State vs Wagner Pick & Preview: Friday, January 20th Betting Odds
Blue Devils vs Seahawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils at Wagner Seahawks
- Where: Staten Island at Spiro Sports Center
- Date: Friday, January 20th
- Betting Odds: Central Connecticut State +5, CENCON +184 | WAG -228 O/U 124.5
Blue Devils Preview:
Through 19 games, the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils have an overall record of 4-15. On the road, the Blue Devils will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 1-9. So far, the Blue Devils have been the underdog 16 times, going 2-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Central Connecticut State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kellen Amos who is averaging 15.21 points per game for the Blue Devils. Amos is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Blue Devils’ offensive game plan is the play of Nigel Scantlebury who has hit 37.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.26 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Central Connecticut State this season, as they are currently ranked 439th in college basketball at 61.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Blue Devils’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 234th in the NCAA.
Wagner heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-7. So far this season, Wagner has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Seahawks as the -5 point favorites. The Seahawks have been favored 6 times, going 4-2 straight up.
Wagner’s leading scorer this season is DeLonnie Hunt, who is averaging 12.06 points per contest. So far, Hunt has accounted for 18.76% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.38 rebounds per game and 3.25 assists. Brandon Brown is the second leading scorer for the Seahawks, averaging 9.94 points per game. Between him and Brown, they are accounting for 34.2% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Wagner is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 16 games, they have only hit 27.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 30.72% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Wagner Seahawks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5. However, we anticipate Central Connecticut State putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Seahawks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Blue Devils to cover.
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