NCAA hoops odds preview - Monmouth vs. Wagner
Monmouth Hawks vs Wagner Seahawks Odds
The Wagner Seahawks will hit the floor running against the visiting Monmouth Hawks Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Seahawks currently sports a 6-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Hawks are 5-8 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Seahawks produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawks have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Seahawks, most recently No. 104 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawks, who rate No. 327 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-55 victory for the Seahawks.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wagner's No. 71-rated squad against Monmouth's No. 294-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wagner rates No. 342 in the country with 3.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 228 nationally with 5.7 per match.
Defensively, Monmouth features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. Wagner, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.
Monmouth was an 82-71 loser in its last match on the road against Fordham. Jesse Steele scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 82-71 to Fordham at Rose Hill Gym on Monday).
Wagner was a 68-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pennsylvania. Wagner got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Kenneth Ortiz en route to a 68-63 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday at Spiro Sports Center.
Monmouth at Mount St. Mary's, Saturday, January 5
Wagner home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Saturday, January 5