Norfolk State vs UNC Wilmington College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20

Norfolk State vs UNC Wilmington College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20 Photo by Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Wilmington Seahawks (3-3) at Norfolk State Spartans (3-2)

College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Echols Hall)

The Line: Norfolk State Spartans -1 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and Norfolk State Spartans meet Friday in college basketball action at the Joseph G. Echols Hall.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks look to get a game above a .500 record. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 79.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jaylen Sims is averaging 24.2 points and 1.6 assists while Ty Gadsden is averaging 16.2 points and two rebounds. Mike Okauru is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Boggs is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game.

The Norfolk State Spartans look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Norfolk State Spartans are averaging 65.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 36.3 percent shooting. Devante Carter is averaging 17 points and seven rebounds while Daryl Anderson is averaging 11 points and one assist. Kyonze Chavis is dishing 2.3 assists and JJ Matthews is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Norfolk State Spartans are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Norfolk State Spartans are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.

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The Seahawks are 6-18-3 ATS in their last 27 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spartans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The under is 10-4 in Seahawks last 14 overall. The under is 6-2 in Seahawks last 8 road games.

Neither of these teams have been all that impressive out of the gate, but it's the Norfolk State Spartans who have a clear advantage on the defensive side here. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have also been rough against the number dating back to last season, while Norfolk State has had some betting success. In a near toss up, I'll take the Norfolk State Spartans at home.

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Randy’s Pick Norfolk State Spartans -1

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