Howard vs. Wagner: NCAA Tournament First Four Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 19, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

In the First Four, the Howard Bison (18-16) will face the Wagner Seahawks (16-15), with Bryce Harris and Melvin Council Jr. the key players to watch. Tipoff at UD Arena will be at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday. Tuesday’s game between the Bison and the Seahawks features the Bison as 3-point favorites. The game has a point total of 128.

Howard vs. Wagner Betting Lines

Howard vs Wagner Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Howard -3 128 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Wagner (+3)
Total Pick Over (128)

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Howard vs. Wagner Stat Rankings

Howard Avg. (Rank) Wagner Avg. (Rank)
75.1 (129th) Points Scored 63.5 (355th)
74.4 (259th) Points Allowed 62.1 (6th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
9.8 (104th) Off. Rebounds 9.8 (104th)
8.1 (113th) 3pt Made 7.2 (209th)
13.9 (118th) Assists 12.8 (198th)
14.3 (352nd) Turnovers 8.8 (14th)

Howard vs. Wagner Betting Trends

  • The Bison are 12-17-2 against the spread this year.
  • Howard has an ATS record of 6-9-1 as 3-point favorites or more.
  • The Bison have seen 19 of their 31 games go over the point total.
  • Howard and its opponent have broken the 128-point mark 27 times this year.
  • The total for this game is 128, and that’s 21.5 points fewer than the average total in Bison games thus far this season.
  • Wagner has covered the spread 13 times in 27 games.
  • The Seahawks have an ATS record of 7-4 as 3-point underdogs or greater.
  • There have been 19 Howard’s games (out of 31) that went over the total this year.
  • Seahawks games have gone over 128 points on 12 occasions this year.
  • Wagner’s games average 125.6 total points, 2.4 less than the total for this matchup.

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Howard Impact Players

  • Harris averages 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 1.7 assists, shooting 55.3% from the floor.
  • Seth Towns paces his team in assists per contest (2.5), and also posts 14.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.0 steal and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Marcus Dockery is putting up 13.8 points, 1.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per contest.
  • Dom Campbell is putting up 7.7 points, 1.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest.
  • Jordan Hairston puts up 6.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, shooting 43.1% from the field and 39.1% from beyond the arc with 1.0 made 3-pointers per contest.

Wagner Impact Players

  • Council Jr. is posting team highs in points (14.6 per game) and rebounds (5.7). And he is contributing 3.4 assists, making 38.3% of his shots from the floor.
  • J. Ezquerra is the Seahawks’ top assist man (4.3 per game), and he contributes 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds.
  • Tahron Allen is putting up 10.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest, making 40.4% of his shots from the floor.
  • Julian Brown is posting 9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, making 35.3% of his shots from the floor and 34.5% from 3-point range, with 2.0 triples per contest.
  • Keyontae Lewis gives the Seahawks 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.1 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.

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