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
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.
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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...