Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (10-20) at Hofstra Pride (19-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 8:30 pm (North Charleston Coliseum)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: STRETCH INTERNET
In college basketball CAA Tournament action on Sunday from North Charleston Coliseum, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks and the Hofstra Pride will be meeting up.
UNC Wilmington enters this one with a 10-20 record so far. The Seahawks are 3-3 over their last six games, and got a win against Drexel last Saturday. In that one, UNCW Ty Taylor put up 23 points.
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Heading up the scoring for UNC Wilmington this year is Devontae Cacok with 17.8 PPG and 13.8 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Seahawks are Jordon Talley (16.6 PPG), Taylor (14.0 PPG) and Jaylen Fornes (11.8 PPG).
Over on the Hofstra side, they’re currently 19-11 this year. The Pride have won their last four straight games and beat Towson in their last outing. In that one, Hofstra’s lead scorer was Justin Wright-Foreman with 27 points.
Wright-Foreman is also the top scorer on the season for Hofstra with 24.2 PPG, while Eli Pemberton has 16.3 PPG and 4.8 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Pride is Rokas Gustys (10.5 PPG; 12.1 RPG).
UNC Wilmington is 6-2 ATS in their last eight following an ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall. The Seahawks are also 5-2 ATS in the last seven versus the CAA and 2-7 ATS in their last nine following a straight-up win.
Meanwhile, the Pride are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 4-0 ATS in the last four versus the CAA. Hofstra is also 3-8 ATS in the last 11 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral-site games.
UNC Wilmington has a good offense this season, but they’re giving up too many points to be competitive in the win/loss columns. Hofstra can score well enough to take advantage of that, so I’m going to take the Pride to manage a cover here.