Wagner Seahawks host Southern Methodist Mustangs in college basketball action

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Dec 21, 9:00 PM | Leavey Center

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Wagner Seahawks Odds

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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.

View Southern Methodist vs Wagner Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Furman, Sunday, December 30
Wagner home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, December 29

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