Missouri State Bears (2-1) vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks (2-3)
November 25, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks +5.5 / Missouri State Bears -5.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Missouri State Bears and UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Friday in college basketball action at the Baha Mar Convention Center. The Missouri State Bears look for their third victory. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks look to get back to a .500 record.
The Missouri State Bears are averaging 73.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 54.7 points on 35.2 percent shooting. Chance Moore is averaging 18.3 points and 7 rebounds, while Alston Mason is averaging 11.7 points and 2 rebounds. Donovan Clay is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Bryan Trimble Jr. is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri State Bears are allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 71.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Trazarien White is averaging 12.6 points and 0.8 assists, while Shykeim Phillips is averaging 11.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jamarii Thomas is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Nick Farrar is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.8 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Bears are 25-12-1 ATS in their last 38 games following a ATS win. The Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Bears last 10 overall. The under is 8-2 in Seahawks last 10 games following a straight up win.
The Missouri State Bears have comfortably looked like the better team up to this point, and they have the offensive firepower to bury the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, who haven’t shot the ball well through 5 games. You could easily make a case this line should be steeper than it is. Give me Missouri State and the reasonable chalk.