Drexel vs. UNC Wilmington - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (13-5) at Drexel Dragons (3-15)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm (John A. Daskalakis Center)
The Line: Drexel Dragons +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks will travel to the Daskalakis Athletic Center to take on the Drexel Dragons this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks won their 4th straight game and improved to 13-5 (3-2 CAA) on the season after defeating the Delaware Blue Hens, 79-70, this past Thursday. UNC Wilmington was able to get up by a 41-31 margin at halftime and was able to hold off a late Delaware run to secure the win. UNC Wilmington shot 43.6% from the field and 34.6% (9-26) from beyond the arc. The Seahawks allowed the Blue Hens to shoot 43.1% from the field and 20.0% (2-10) from three-point range. Leading the way for UNC Wilmington was Chris Flemmings who had a double-double with 17 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist, and a steal. On the season, the Seahawks have been led by Chris Flemmings (15.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.5 spg), Craig Ponder (11.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.3 spg), Denzel Ingram (11.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 spg). Offensively, UNC Wilmington is averaging 83.4 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field and 32.9% shooting from beyond the arc. The Seahawks average 7.2 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.28. Defensively, UNC Wilmington is holding their opponents to an average of 72.8 ppg on 42.0% shooting. The Seahawks average 8.6 steals per game and have a turnover margin of 5.3.
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The Drexel Dragons lost their 3rd consecutive game and dropped to 3-15 (1-6 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the James Madison Dukes, 68-45, this past Thursday. Drexel struggled offensively throughout the game and had no answers after falling behind by 20 midway through the 2nd half. Drexel shot 31.3% from the field and just 16.7% (3-18) from beyond the arc. The Dragons allowed the Dukes to shoot 44.4% from the field and was outrebounded by James Madison by a 44-20 margin. Leading the way for Drexel was Kazembe Abif who had 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block. On the season, the Dragons have been led by Tavon Allen (12.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.1 apg), Terrell Allen (10.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 spg), and Rashann London (8.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.4 apg). Offensively, Drexel has been averaging 62.9 ppg on 37.8% shooting from the field and 30.9% shooting from beyond the arc. The Dragons average 4.8 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.92. Defensively, Drexel is allowing their opponents to average 70.6 ppg on 45.0% shooting. The Dragons have a rebound margin of -1.8 and 5.2 steals per game.
The Seahawks are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dragons are 15-34-3 ATS in their last 52 home games and 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
UNC Wilmington was able to defeat the Drexel 75-63 at home earlier in the season and as Drexel continue to struggle on both sides of the ball, I see another double-digit win for the Seahawks on the Sunday. Take UNC Wilmington to cover.