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Central Connecticut State vs Wagner Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/16/23

Wagner Seahawks (13-10) vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (8-19)
February 16, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils -2.5 / Wagner Seahawks +2.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Wagner Seahawks and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils meet Thursday in college basketball action from Derrick Gymnasium. Wagner is 13-10 overall and fresh off a win over LIU on Saturday. As for Central Connecticut State, they’re 8-19 following a win over Fairleigh Dickinson in their last outing. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Wagner Seahawks 

Wagner managed a 9-7 run over their first 16 games of the year. Since then the Seahawks are 4-3 with wins over Central Connecticut State, Sacred Heart, Fairleigh Dickinson and LIU. The losses came to St. Francis BK (twice) and Sacred Heart. 

In the LIU matchup on Saturday, the Seahawks posted a 35-17 edge by halftime. Wagner was outscored 29-23 from there but held on for the 58-46 win. Both Rahmir Moore and Keyontae Lewis led the team on 12 points apiece. 

Central CT State Blue Devils

Over on the Central Connecticut State side, they managed to go just 4-15 to start out the season. The Blue Devils are 4-4 since then with wins over LIU, St. Francis PA, Hartford and Fairleigh Dickinson during that time. 

Matched up against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, the Blue Devils were down 34-32 going into the second half. Central CT State hit a 45-39 second-half run and took the comeback 77-73, though. Nigel Scantlebury was tops in scoring on 18 points. 


I’ll lean toward Central CT State in this one. Should be a fun matchup regardless, even if both teams are struggling overall this year. The Blue Devils are coming off a nice road win over FDU back on Saturday, and they’ve been playing much better lately. Central CT State is 3-2 in the last five games with 77 or more points in each of their wins. The last time these teams met up, Wagner posted a decisive 72-50 victory at Spiro Sports Center back on January 20. Central CT State scored just 16 first-half points in that one. If the Blue Devils can get off to a good start in this rematch, I can see them covering at home. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils -2.5

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