Check out our free Wagner vs Sacred Heart pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fairfield. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Wagner vs Sacred Heart Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Seahawks vs Pioneers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wagner Seahawks at Sacred Heart Pioneers
- Where: Fairfield at William H. Pitt Center
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Wagner +1, WAG -104 | SACRED -119 O/U 134.5
Wagner will take the floor against the Pioneers with an overall record of 11-8. So far, the Seahawks have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 5-5. For the season, Wagner has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 3-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Seahawks being +1 point underdogs.
Wagner’s leading scorer this season is DeLonnie Hunt, who is averaging 11.32 points per contest. So far, Hunt has accounted for 17.55% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.26 rebounds per game and 3.11 assists. Brandon Brown is the second leading scorer for the Seahawks, averaging 9.58 points per game. Between him and Brown, they are accounting for 32.4% 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 19 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.
Sacred Heart will take the floor against the Seahawks with an overall record of 11-13. Currently, the Pioneers have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 5-4. The Pioneers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Sacred Heart has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4.
Sacred Heart’s leading scorer this season is Nico Galette, who is averaging 15.75 points per contest. So far, Galette has accounted for 21.98% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.12 rebounds per game and 2.08 assists. Raheem Solomon is the second leading scorer for the Pioneers, averaging 11.58 points per game. Between him and Solomon, they are accounting for 38.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Sacred Heart this season, as they are currently ranked 157th in college basketball at 72.7 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 Pioneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 226th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Wagner Seahawks +1
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Sacred Heart Pioneers as the favorites to win. Not only do the Wagner Seahawks have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 3-7, but Sacred Heart also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -1 points in favor of the Pioneers is too high and there is good value on grabbing Wagner vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Sacred Heart Pioneers as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Wagner taking the points.