Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington - 1/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (4-11) at Delaware Blue Hens (8-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Bob Carpenter Center)
The Line: Delaware Blue Hens -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Colonial Athletic Association college basketball action on Sunday afternoon, as the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks take on the Delaware Blue Hens.
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks will look to find some positive consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games, including an 89-71 loss to Towson in their last outing to fall to 1-2 in conference play. Devontae Cacok and Ty Taylor II tied for the team lead with 15 points apiece, with Cacok going 6 of 10 from the floor with 10 rebounds for the double-double, while Taylor II went 7 of 13 with a pair of steals. Jordan Talley added 14 points with a pair of threes and a team-high 5 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for the Seahawks in the loss. Cacok leads the team by averaging a double-double per game with 17.9 points and 13.1 rebounds per game, while Talley is the team’s leading assist man with an average of 5.8 assists per game this season. As a team, UNC-Wilmington is scoring 80.6 points per game on 44.4% shooting from the field, 33.5% from behind the arc and 67% from the foul line this season.
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The Delaware Blue Hens will be looking to rebound from a pair of conference losses of their own, most recently a 90-65 setback at the hands of William & Mary. Ryan Daly led the team with 21 points on 6 of 12 shooting with an 8 for 9 mark from the foul line, while Skye Johnson and Darian Bryant each added 10 points to finish off the scoring in double figures for Delaware in the loss. Johnson added 6 rebounds, while Bryant shot 5 of 11 from the floor in 29 minutes. Eric Carter led the team with 9 rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Anthony Mosley added 3 steals and Chyree Walker led the way with 3 assists. Daly leads the team with an average of 17 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Mosley is the team’s top assist man with 2.8 helpers per game this year. As a team, Delaware is scoring 72.8 points per game on 45.2% shooting from the field, 34% from behind the arc and 66.7% from the foul line this season.
UNC-Wilmington is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 conference matchups. Delaware is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 games following a loss. UNC-Wilmington is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 2-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Delaware.
Sorry, but as much as I’d like to think that the Seahawks can turn things around and get revenge on Delaware for their first meeting this season, the fact is that UNC-Wilmington has covered just once in 11 game this season and have had trouble ATS when it comes to playing Delaware. The Blue Hens have done really well against teams with losing records and I expect that to continue with a win and cover in this one.