Wagner Seahawks vs North Carolina Central Eagles Odds
The North Carolina Central Eagles will try to cover the spread at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Wagner Seahawks in NCAA basketball action.
The Seahawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 0-3 ATS. Wagner is 0-0 on the totals; North Carolina Central is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Seahawks odds would favor the Seahawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina Central is rated No. 90 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wagner is at No. 70. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-52 win for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina Central has the nation's No. 92-rated offensive output, at 74.7 PPG. The visiting Seahawks defense ranks No. 332 allowing on average 80.5 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Seahawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 34.6% per game.
Defensively, Wagner features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.5 points per game. North Carolina Central, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.
Wagner lost its last outing, an 88-57 result against Syracuse on November 18. Wagner was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Syracuse and falling by an 88-57 score at Carrier Dome.
In their last action, North Carolina Central was a 94-40 winner at home against Toccoa Falls. North Carolina Central cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Toccoa Falls out of the gym and running up a 94-40 score at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
Wagner at Albany, Monday, November 26
North Carolina Central home to Utah Valley, Tuesday, November 27