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Wagner Seahawks vs. Howard Bison 3/19/24 NCAAB Betting Picks

Wagner Seahawks vs. Howard Bison 3/19/24 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament edges closer, every game gains an extra layer of intensity, and the Wagner Seahawks facing off against the Howard Bison on Tuesday, is no exception. Both teams enter the fray with respectable records; Wagner at 16-15 and Howard slightly ahead at 18-16. This matchup, part of the thrilling lead-up to March Madness, promises not only excitement but also a tough competition reflective of both teams’ journey so far. Fans and bettors alike are keenly looking forward to March Madness free predictions and odds for this encounter, which is set to take place at the University of Dayton Arena.

Wagner Seahawks vs. Howard Bison 3/19/24

When:Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6:40 PM ET
Where:University of Dayton Arena
Wagner Seahawks vs. Howard Bison 3/19/24
+3.5 -115
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-3.5 -105
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Melvin Council Jr. (Guard) vs. Bryce Harris (Guard)

Council Melvin Jr., has had a great season and helped his team by playing all 31 games and averaging 35.5 minutes on the court. Council Jr. averaging 14.6 points per game, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists is a testimony of his well-balanced on-court performance. While shooting at a rate of 38.3% from the field, his defensive stats are also worth mentioning, with 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. However, he is only hitting 25.9% of his threes, which might be seen as a possible chink in his armour for the forthcoming match.

On the same note, Howard’s Bison guard Bryce Harris, who has played in 34 games, averages 31.6 minutes, 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Harris is so good from the free throw line where he makes 55.3% for his average and shows it often from beyond the arc with a 39.1% shooting from 3-point range. His all-around play is complemented by 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game, with only 1.7 turnovers per game posing as a risk.

The collision between Council Jr. and Harris will be one of the spectacles of the game. Harris and Council Jr. are capable of balancing each other out on the opposite side, where Council Jr. defensive play may cancel out Harris’s scoring. It has a bearing on the game’s tempo which in turn determines the outcome, with the performances of both contenders playing a significant role in the success of their respective teams.

Seahawks’ Strategy and Performance Metrics

Wagner Seahawks season stats is a perspective of how the club performs on the pitch and areas that need to be improved. Having 63.5 points per game, and 39.2% shooting accuracy on the offense may not be so impressive, but the defense that loads 6 steals and 2.2 blocks per game proves to be the hero of the game. Consequently, the Seahawks’ 3 nearly 0% success from distance and a 71% free throw rate indicate the room for improvements in their scoring efficiency.

Bison’s Balanced Attack and Efficiency

Howard Bison’s team is a powerful evidence for their offensive approaches, scoring on average 75.1 points per match while also having a field goal percentage of 45.1%. Their beyond the arc shooting (37.4%) and shooting from the lines (74.9%) superseded the Seahawks’, projecting a more potent and complete offensive. On the strength of 6.1 steals and 2.9 block acts per game, the Bison have more than the Seahawks and are able to get a slight advantage, which might lead to set the tempo of the game.

NCAAB Betting Odds: Howard Bison -165, Over/Under: 127.5

The current betting odds favor the Howard Bison with a -165 moneyline and a spread of -3, reflecting their slightly better season record and offensive capabilities. The total set at 127.5 points with the over at -115 for the Seahawks suggests an expectation of a moderately scoring game, aligning with both teams’ recent performances.


Wagner Seahawks Betting Trends

Wagner are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Seahawks are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Wagner are 9-10 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Wagner’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Wagner’ 10 last games at home

Howard Bison Betting Trends

Howard are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Bison are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Howard are 6-11 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Howard’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 9 of Howard’ 15 last games at home

Wagner Seahawks vs. Howard Bison Betting Picks

Looking at the facts and figures, the less risky bet seems to be the Howard Bison who have the upper hand in offensive efficiency and are also riding on a wave of form recently. Though it will be a tough contest, the Seahawks might go through if they can exploit their defensive adeptness to their advantage. For betting purposes, the over/under angle, going along Howard covering the spread, makes sense as both teams’ recent scoring gives a clue that the final score would be close to the set total points.

Predicting a close game, but with Howard’s balanced attack and better shooting percentages, they should be able to cover the spread and win. However, bettors looking for value might find it in the total points market, given the contrasting trends in both teams’ recent games. Always consider using top-tier betting sites for the most accurate odds and options.

Score Prediction: Howard 68, Wagner 63