UNC Wilmington vs. Northeastern - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northeastern Huskies (10-7) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (5-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Trask Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks +6 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
We have some Colonial Athletic Association action on the hardwood as the Northeastern Huskies take on the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks in a college basketball matchup on Saturday evening.
The Northeastern Huskies will look to bounce back after an 82-66 loss to Charleston in their last outing. Vasa Pusica led the team with 15 points on 3 of 8 shooting from behind the arc and 6 of 6 from the foul line with a team-high 6 assists, while Bolden Brace added 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting with 3 triples and a pair of steals. Shawn Occeus and Tomas Murphy each had 10 points to finish off the scoring in double figures for the Huskies, while Donnell Gresham Jr. pulled down a team-high 6 rebounds in the loss. Pusica leads the team with an average of 15.7 points and 4.3 assists per game, while Brace leads the team in rebounding with 4.2 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Northeastern is scoring 72.1 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field, 35.9% from behind the arc and 74.5% from the foul line this season.
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The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks will look to build some momentum after an 80-78 overtime road win over Elon in their last outing. Jaylen Fornes led the team with 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 5 threes, while Ty Taylor II came 2nd with 17 points along with a whopping 6 steals. Devontae Cacok and Jordan Talley rounded out the scoring in double figures with double-doubles consisting of 14 points apiece, with Cacok adding 17 rebounds, while Talley dished out 10 assists. Marcus Bryan also added 11 boards of his own in the winning effort for the Seahawks. Cacok leads the Seahawks by averaging a double-double per game with 17.6 points and 13.2 rebounds per game while Talley is the team’s top assist man with 6 dimes per game this season. As a team, UNC-Wilmington is scoring 80.3 points per game on 44% shooting from the field, 33.4% from behind the arc and 67.5% from the foul line this season.
Northeastern is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing home record while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. NC-Wilmington is 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games following a win. Northeastern is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings at UNC-Wilmington and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
As if you needed more reasoning to fade the Seahawks ATS with their 2-11 ATS record this season, you find that the Huskies have had the load of the success ATS overall and in the Seahawks’ backyard as of late. Sure, Wilmington got a win last time out, but Northeastern has been playing the better basketball this season and are worthy of laying the points on the road in this spot.