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UNC Wilmington vs. Delaware - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Delaware Blue Hens (1-12) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (6-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Trask Coliseum)

The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Delaware Blue Hens and UNC Wilmington Seahawks play Thursday at the Trask Coliseum.

The Delaware Blue Hens are off to a 1-12 start and play their ninth true road game. On the season, Delaware is averaging 61 points on 36.4 percent shooting and is allowing 74.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kyle Anderson is averaging 15 points and 3.3 rebounds while Cazmon Hayes is averaging 12.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Kory Holden is the third player averaging double-digit points and Chivarsky Corbett is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are brutal at both ends of the court, especially defensively where they’re allowing teams to shoot 37.4 percent from deep and have allowed 71 or more points in six straight games. Offensively, Delaware is shooting 65.8 percent from the free throw line and 33 percent from downtown.

UNC Wilmington vs. Delaware - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have split their last 12 games and look for their first home win since Dec 20th. On the season, UNC Wilmington is averaging 68.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 74.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Freddie Jackson is averaging 14.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while Addison Spruill is averaging 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. Craig Ponder is the third player averaging double-digit points and Cedrick Williams is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are one of the better offensive teams in the country, which includes 64.1 percent shooting from the line and 37.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, UNC Wilmington is forcing 13.1 turnovers and has allowed 68 or less points in four of its last eight games.

The Blue Hens are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Seahawks are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 Thursday games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Blue Hens are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in NC-Wilmington and the home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Delaware Blue Hens are probably the worst team in all of college basketball and haven't even done a good job of covering the number. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have to be the pick here simply by default. 

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UNC Wilmington Seahawks -8.5

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