The Wagner Seahawks will look to continue their success over the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers when they meet in Northeast Conference action on Thursday. The Seahawks (16-2, 12-0), who have won 13 in a row, are coming off a 79-64 win over Long Island on Saturday. The Seahawks have dominated the Mountaineers (11-11, 7-5) of late, winning five of the last six meetings. Wagner is also 21-12 against Mount St. Mary's at home. The Mountaineers, who have won seven of their last nine, are 4-8 on the road.
The game is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. ET from Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, N.Y. Mount St. Mary's is averaging 67.3 points per game, while Wagner averages 75.5. The Seahawks are nine-point favorites in the Mount St. Mary's vs. Wagner odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 126.5. Before making any Wagner vs. Mount St. Mary's picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Mount St. Mary's vs. Wagner spread: Wagner -9
- Mount St. Mary's vs. Wagner over-under: 126.5 points
- MSM: The Mountaineers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games
- WAG: The Seahawks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win
Why Wagner can cover
The Seahawks have four players averaging at least 11.1 points per game. Senior guard Alex Morales leads the team in a number of categories, including scoring (17.8), rebounding (7.6), assists (3.8) and steals (1.8). Senior guard Will Martinez is averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and three assists per game, and is connecting on 47.9 percent of his field goals and 77.3 percent of his free throws. Martinez has played well on the Seahawks' home court, averaging 13.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in eight home games. He is coming off a 14-point effort in Saturday's win over Long Island. He has reached double-digit scoring in 11 games, including a season-high 18 points twice, the last time in an 81-76 win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Jan. 15.
Senior forward Raekwon Rogers is also a big part of Wagner's offense, averaging 11.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He is coming off a double-double with a 14-point, 11-rebound performance against Long Island and is averaging 12.8 points and 6.9 rebounds in eight home games. He has scored 10 or more points in 13 games, and has three double-doubles, including two in the last four games. He scored a season-high 22 points in the win over St. Francis Brooklyn.
Why Mount St. Mary's can cover
Junior guard Jalen Benjamin is one of three Mountaineers averaging in double digits. He is averaging 13.1 points, 4.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game, and is nearly automatic at the free-throw line, connecting on 85.1 percent of his foul shots. Benjamin leads the Mountaineers with four 20-point games in 2021-22, and is coming off a 13-point performance against Bryant. He has reached double-figure scoring in 14 of Mount St. Mary's 22 games.
Senior forward Mezie Offurum poured in 16 points against Bryant on Saturday, and has reached double figures in 11 games. His best effort was a 22-point game in a 98-59 win over Sacred Heart on Jan. 21. For the season, Offurum is averaging 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Last year, in his first season at Mount St. Mary's, he averaged 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. He previously had played at George Washington.
How to make Mount St. Mary's vs. Wagner picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 134 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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