UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Drexel Dragons (13-15) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (9-20)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Raiford G. Trask Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks -1 -- Over/Under: 136
The Drexel Dragons and the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks meet in CAA college basketball action from the Trask Coliseum on Thursday night.
The Drexel Dragons will try to make up some ground in the CAA standings, sitting at 6-10 in conference play after a 5th straight loss and 8th in their last 9 games following a 77-68 loss to Northeastern last time out. Camren Wynter leads Drexel in scoring and assists with 16.1 PPG and 5.3 APG while James Butler is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 13.5 PPG and 11.6 RPG this season. Zach Walton is also averaging 12.1 PPG for the Dragons this season. As a team, Drexel is averaging 69.4 points on 44.5% shooting from the field, 35.7% from 3-point range and 70.5% from the foul line while allowing 70.9 points on 44.9% shooting from the floor and 31.1% from 3-point range this season. Drexel is 1-11 straight up and 3-8-1 against the spread on the road this season.
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks will try to make one last push to catch Drexel, sitting at 4-12 in conference play after a 68-55 win over Charleston last time out. Jaylen Sims leads the Seahawks in scoring and rebounding with 12.6 PPG and 5.5 RPG while Ty Gadsden and Marten Linssen each have 10+ PPG this season and Mike Okauru has 9.3 PPG and 2.8 APG this season. As a team, UNC-Wilmington is averaging 68.6 points on 43% shooting from the field, 34.6% from 3-point range and 70.4% from the foul line this season. UNC-Wilmington is 7-7 straight up and 6-5 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the favorite is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings between these two teams.
Drexel comes into this game with the better record overall, but I have a hard time laying a point (when the line opened) and even taking a free point (where the line is at the time I’m posting this) with a team that’s 1-11 SU on the road this season like the Dragons are. UNCW has had their moments, but the Seahawks are playing better basketball lately and have been serviceable at home this season, so I’ll lay the point with the Seahawks at home here.