Check out our free Saint Francis U 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.
Saint Francis U vs Wagner Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Red Flash vs Seahawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Saint Francis U Red Flash at Wagner Seahawks
- Where: Staten Island at Spiro Sports Center
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Saint Francis U +5.5, STFPA +194 | WAG -245 O/U 135.0
Red Flash Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Wagner, the Saint Francis U Red Flash will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 5-10. On the road, the Red Flash will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 0-7. So far, the Red Flash have been the underdog 8 times, going 0-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Josh Cohen comes into today’s game as the Red Flash’s leading scorer at 21.6 points per contest. Not only has Cohen been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Saint Francis U’s top rebounder at 8.13 boards per contest. Behind Cohen, the team has benefited from the strong play of Landon Moore, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.4% of his shots and is adding 2.93 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Francis U this season, as they are currently ranked 281st in college basketball at 68.6 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 Red Flash’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 390th in the NCAA.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Wagner Seahawks are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-6. So far this season, Wagner has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Seahawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Wagner has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.
Wagner’s leading scorer this season is DeLonnie Hunt, who is averaging 11.0 points per contest. So far, Hunt has accounted for 17.04% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.29 rebounds per game and 3.21 assists. Brandon Brown is the second leading scorer for the Seahawks, averaging 9.0 points per game. Between him and Brown, they are accounting for 31.0% 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 14 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: Saint Francis U Red Flash +5.5
Coming into this game, we see this as a classic opportunity to cash in on a contrarian play, as the public is likely to jump on Wagner as the -5.5 point favorites. However, our analysis shows that the line for this game is set too high, and the Saint Francis U Red Flash are an excellent bet as the road underdogs. While others might get scared off by the Red Flash’s recent record vs the spread at away (2-8), we are focused on the line and see it being set too high. In this scenario, we like Saint Francis U to cover at +5.5.
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