Northeast Tournament - Wagner Seahawks vs Long Island Blackbirds Preview
Long Island Blackbirds vs Wagner Seahawks Odds
The Wagner Seahawks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Long Island Blackbirds pay a visit to Spiro Sports Center on the college basketball betting menu.
This game is part of the Northeast Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.
Supporters of the Blackbirds have watched them go 18-13 and 2-0 ATS on the year, while the Seahawks are at 19-11 and 2-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Seahawks are 1-2, while the Blackbirds have a 2-0 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Seahawks in this one found them listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blackbirds was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 267-rated Long Island taking on the No. 139-rated Seahawks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-75 win for the Seahawks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wagner's No. 54-rated squad against Long Island's No. 153-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wagner rates No. 330 in the country with 4.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 62 nationally with 7.4 per match.
Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 346-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.9 points per game. Wagner, meanwhile, comes in at No. 121 nationally in scoring at home.
Long Island was a 91-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against Quinnipiac. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. C.J. Garner went off for 30 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Long Island to a 91-83 win over Quinnipiac on Wednesday at Wellness Center.
Wagner was a 72-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cent Conn State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Wagner cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Cent Conn State out of the gym and running up a 72-50 score at Spiro Sports Center.