UMKC vs. UNC Wilmington - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (6-3) at UMKC Kangaroos (7-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: UMKC Kangaroos +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and the UMKC Kangaroos face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks are 6-3 this season and are coming off of a blowout win over Utah Valley on Tuesday. UNCW is averaging 82.3 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Chris Flemmings leads the Seahawks averaging 14.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Craig Ponder is averaging 13.1 points, Denzel Ingram is averaging 9.4 points, and Jordan Talley is averaging 9.0 points. NC-Wilmington’s win on Tuesday ended a three game losing skid.
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The UMKC Kangaroos are 7-5 this season and they are coming off of a blowout loss to Louisville on Tuesday. UMKC is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Martez Harrison leads he Kangaroos averaging 15.7 points per game. LaVell Boyd is averaging 14.3 points, Noah Knight is averaging 7.3 points, and Dashawn King is averaging 7.3 points. UMKC has played some big name opponents and the games were much closer than what we saw on Tuesday.
UNC-Wilmington is 27-13-2 against the spread in neutral site games, 10-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. UMKC is 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
UMKC isn’t as bad as what they showed Tuesday and they aren’t playing nearly as tough of competition so with the line going up I am going to take the points.