Eastern Kentucky vs. UNC Wilmington - 11/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (1-0) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Paul S. McBrayer Arena)
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and Eastern Kentucky Colonels clash Monday night in college basketball action at the McBrayer Arena.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks look for a nice 2-0 start to the season after beating Claflin on Friday. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 110 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 33.8 percent shooting. Chris Flemmings is averaging 28 points and four rebounds while C.J. Bryce is averaging 23 points and five assists. Ambrose Mosley is the third double-digit scorer and Devontae Cacok is grabbing 16 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 88.9 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have won seven of their last eight road games.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels also look for a 2-0 start to the season after beating IUPUI on Friday. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 97 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 87 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Nick Mayo is averaging 24 points and eight rebounds while Asante Gist is averaging 21 points and five assists. Jaylen Babb-Harrison is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Charles is grabbing six rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have lost five of their last six home games.
The Seahawks are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 18-6-4 ATS in their last 28 Monday games. The Colonels are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. The under is 5-2 in Colonels last 7 non-conference games and the over is 4-0 in Seahawks last 4 overall.
As it showed in its season opener, Eastern Kentucky can put the ball through the hoop at a high percentage. This is a lot of points to give the Colonels on their home court when you consider how effective their offense can be. UNC Wilmington also hasn't been the best road team in the world. I'll take EKU and the points here based on the value.