Davidson vs. UNC Wilmington - 11/29/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (2-1) at Davidson Wildcats (3-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and Davidson Wildcats play Saturday afternoon at the John M. Belk Arena.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have won back-to-back games and will play their fourth straight road game. On the season, UNC Wilmington is averaging 83.3 points on 52.7 percent shooting and is allowing 80.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Craig Ponder leads the Seahawks with 16.7 points and 4.3 assists while Freddie Jackson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Addison Spruill is shooting 55.2 percent from the field and Cedrick Williams is producing 2.3 blocks per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have been an offensive machine early on, shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the arc and five players averaging double-digit points. The concerns for UNC Wilmington is the fact its defense is limited and averaging just 32.3 rebounds.
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The Davidson Wildcats are off to a 3-1 start and play their third home game of the season. On the year, Davidson is averaging 84.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting and is allowing 70 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jack Gibbs leads Davidson with 16.5 points on 58.1 percent shooting while Tyler Kalinoski is averaging 16 points and five rebounds. Peyton Aldridge is the third Davidson player to average double-digit points and Jordan Barham is shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc. The Davidson Wildcats are one of the better offensive teams in the country right now, shooting 40.8 percent from downtown and grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. However, Davidson can be scored on and is forcing just 12.7 turnovers per game, which is nearly one less than the national average.
The Seahawks are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association.
The difference in this game is the fact the Seahawks can't rebound and Davidson does a great job on the boards. Davidson should win this game by double digits.