UNC Wilmington vs. Delaware - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UNC Wilmington vs. Delaware - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (20-10) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (10-20)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Raiford G. Trask Coliseum)

The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5

TV: Flo Sports

The Delaware Blue Hens and UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Trask Coliseum.

The Delaware Blue Hens need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 74.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Nate Darling is averaging 20.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while Ryan Allen is averaging 12.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. Justyn Mutts is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Anderson is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Delaware Blue Hens are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Delaware Blue Hens have split their last six road games.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 77.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jaylen Sims is averaging 15.4 points and 1.1 assists while Shykeim Phillips is averaging 9.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jay Estime' is dishing 1.8 assists and Marten Linssen is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have won three straight home games.

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The Delaware Blue Hens have run into a bit of a rough patch, but they're still shooting 47 percent from the field in their last five games, so they should break out of this funk sooner than later. Delaware won the first meeting and has had its way with the Seahawks the last couple of years overall. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks do win at home by an average of 7.3 points while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, but they're not consistent enough overall to think this is going to be the game where they stick it to the Blue Hens. I'll lay the bucket.  

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Randy’s Pick Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens -2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.