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UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Elon Phoenix - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Elon Phoenix (11-10) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (11-8)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Trask Coliseum)

The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Elon Phoenix visit Trask Coliseum to face the North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks in a CAA bout.


The Elon Phoenix are trying to find some consistency between their scoring and defense and haven't founnd it yet which is why their conference record stands at 3-5. The offens led the way in a 94-82 win versus visiting Delaware Saturday which ended a four game slide. A 53 poind second half burst did the trick to down the 54.7% shooting Blue Hens. The Phoenix hit at 45% but stayed competitive with eleven more looks at the basket and ten more makes at the stripe. Austin Hamilton was the offensive star with s gsme high 31 points on 10-13 shooting followed by a 19 point effort from Kevin Blake. Tanner Samson added 12 points and ten rebounds while Christian Hairston and Elijah Bryant scored ten points each and grabbed nine boards.

UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Elon Phoenix -  College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks score and give up 70 points which usuall means a team is going to have an average season in a best case scenario. However in conference play the Seahawks seem to get defense when needed or score when offense is required which has the team at 6-2 in the CAA and among the league contenders. UNCW received a little of everything in a 69-65 win versus visiting Towson where a nine point first half lead was enough to squeeze out the win. The Tigers had the shooting edge 45%-39% but UNCW mustered eight more looks and sank five more free throws. Cedrick Williams was the offensive star with 22 points and a game high 14 rebounds with Addison Spuill tossing in 18. Craig Ponder netted 12 points with CJ Gettys rounding things out with nine points and nine boards.


The Phoenix are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 road games. Elon are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association. UNCW are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. UNCW has impressed me but they do play some close ones so I'll take the points but it's a bit short to me...

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