Wagner Seahawks vs Bryant Bulldogs Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wagner Seahawks vs Bryant Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Wagner (+6)
The Wagner Seahawks (0-1) are headed to Chace Athletic Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Bryant Bulldogs (4-2). Wagner opens this matchup as 6-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 152.5.
Wagner enters this game with a win-loss record of 0-1 on the year. They are averaging 45 points per game (324th in D-1) while hitting 27.4% from the floor. The Seahawks are hitting 15.0% on shots from downtown (3 of 20) and 57.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Wagner is pulling down 31 rebounds per game and has earned 5 dimes for the campaign, which is 323rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12 times per contest and as a team are committing 29 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Seahawks are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game and they draw 17 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.3% on 3-point shots and they rank 268th in D-1 in opponents PPG (78). The Seahawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.8% (21 of 43) and they concede 40.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 9th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 12 surrendered for the season.
The Wagner Seahawks faced the Seton Hall Pirates and took a loss by a score of 78-45 in their last game. Wagner ended with a 27.4% field goal percentage (17 of 62) and made 3 of their 20 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Seahawks converted 8 of their 14 shots for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 27 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 5 assists for the game in addition to earning 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. With respect to defending, Wagner let their opponent shoot 27.4% from the floor on 17 of 62. Seton Hall distributed 12 assists and 3 steals in the game. In addition, the Pirates totaled 37 boards (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Seton Hall finished shooting 83.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 31 of 37 attempts. They also converted 5 of their 16 shots from long range.
Elijah Allen is someone who saw a lot of minutes for the contest. He ended up with 13 points on 5 out of 16 shooting. He played for 36 minutes and also collected 5 boards. Allen finished the contest at 31.3% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. Another guy that saw a lot of action in this matchup for the Seahawks was Elijah Ford. He grabbed 3 boards and collected 2 assists. He finished 38.5% from the floor in this matchup by going 5-of-13 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Ford was on the hardwood for 31 minutes.
Bryant has a win-loss record of 4-2 so far this season. Bryant has scored 588 points for the season (98.0 per game) and they collect 43.3 rebounds per contest. The Bulldogs are committing 17.2 fouls per game and they hit 77.3% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which ranks them 89th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 17.3 times per contest (46th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 300th in college basketball in PPG given up with 83.3. The Bryant defense surrenders 29.0% on three-point shots (45 of 155) and their opposition makes 67.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 16.8 dimes and 42.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 291st and 297th in the nation. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (165th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Bryant Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 81-72 against the Stony Brook Seawolves. The Bulldogs earned 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for this contest. They also rejected 4 tries while earning 6 steals for the game. The Seawolves earned 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to bury 14 of the free throws for a clip of 87.5%. With regard to three-point attempts, Bryant converted 11 of 27 tries (40.7%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs finished 28 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.5%. The Bulldogs allowed the Seawolves to make 28 out of their 61 tries from the field which had them sitting at 45.9% in the matchup. They went 31.3% from distance by connecting on 5 out of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 19 from the free throw line (57.9%). When discussing how they rebounded, Bryant allowed Stony Brook to snag 28 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Michael GreenI ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for the game. He made 7 of 15 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, which had him sitting at 24 points. GreenI collected 6 boards in his 35 minutes and had 2 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Bryant was Luis Hurtado. He walked away with 12 points in his 34 minutes played by going 5 out of 7 shooting in this game. Hurtado walked away from this one going 71.4% from the field while also collecting 2 dimes and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bryant (-6) and over 152.5 points
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