St. Francis (N.Y.) @ Wagner
Current Records: St. Francis (N.Y.) 4-11; Wagner 8-2
What to Know
The Wagner Seahawks won both of their matches against the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers last season (74-67 and 84-81) and are aiming for the same result Saturday. Wagner and St. Francis (N.Y.) will face off in a Northeast battle at 1 p.m. ET at Spiro Sports Center. The Seahawks should still be riding high after a victory, while St. Francis (N.Y.) will be looking to right the ship.
The Bryant Bulldogs typically have all the answers at home, but last Thursday Wagner proved too difficult a challenge. Wagner sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with an 84-81 win.
Meanwhile, the Terriers came up short against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers on Saturday, falling 69-61.
Wagner is the favorite in this one, with an expected 16.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Seahawks' win brought them up to 8-2 while St. Francis (N.Y.)'s defeat pulled them down to 4-11. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Wagner comes into the contest boasting the 23rd fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 60.3. Less enviably, the Terriers have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.50% from the floor on average, which is the 14th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against St. Francis (N.Y.).
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Spiro Sports Center -- Staten Island, New York
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Seahawks are a big 16.5-point favorite against the Terriers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Seahawks as a 17.5-point favorite.
Wagner have won eight out of their last 12 games against St. Francis (N.Y.).
- Feb 05, 2021 - Wagner 84 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 81
- Feb 04, 2021 - Wagner 74 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 67
- Feb 23, 2020 - Wagner 75 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 71
- Jan 18, 2020 - St. Francis (N.Y.) 69 vs. Wagner 64
- Feb 07, 2019 - St. Francis (N.Y.) 51 vs. Wagner 44
- Jan 05, 2019 - St. Francis (N.Y.) 66 vs. Wagner 59
- Feb 03, 2018 - Wagner 79 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 61
- Dec 31, 2017 - St. Francis (N.Y.) 82 vs. Wagner 75
- Feb 18, 2017 - Wagner 73 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 55
- Jan 28, 2017 - Wagner 66 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 64
- Jan 28, 2016 - Wagner 64 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 61
- Jan 21, 2016 - Wagner 83 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 59