Wagner Seahawks host Southern Methodist Mustangs in college basketball action
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Wagner Seahawks Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Mustangs of Southern Methodist hit the hard court against the Seahawks of Wagner.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Leavey Center.
The Seahawks sport records of 4-4 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mustangs have 8-3 and 6-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Seahawks and 0-2-1 for the Mustangs.
Bettors looking to go with the Seahawks in this one found them listed as 1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mustangs was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 83-rated Seahawks and the No. 182-ranked Mustangs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-60 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wagner's No. 323 nationally ranked offense (58.2 points per game) against a Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 92 at 61.5 PPG. The Seahawks have been averaging 38.1% from the field, less than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (45% on average).
Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Wagner, meanwhile, comes in at No. 308 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 62-53 loser on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Nick Russell scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 62-53 to Utah at Huntsman Center on Tuesday).
Wagner was a 77-65 winner in its last match at home against Coppin State. Jonathon Williams poured in a team-high 33 points for Wagner on Saturday, as they defeated Coppin State 77-65 at Spiro Sports Center.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Utah are 3-0
After a loss are 4-6
Southern Methodist home to Furman, Sunday, December 30
Wagner home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, December 29