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UNC Wilmington vs William & Mary 2/14/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

William & Mary Tribe (5-21) vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks (17-7)
February 14, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks -13 / William & Mary Tribe +13; Over/Under: +139
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The William & Mary Tribe and the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks meet in college basketball action from the Trask Coliseum on Monday afternoon.

The William & Mary Tribe will look to bounce back from their fourth straight loss after a 69-55 loss to James Madison last time out. Ben Wight leads the Tribe in scoring and rebounding with 11.6 PPG and 5.9 RPG and Connor Kochera has 11.4 PPG with 4.7 RPG while Tyler Rice has a team-high 3.5 APG as well this season. Quinn Blair also has 10.1 PPG as well for William & Mary this season. As a team, William & Mary is averaging 64.9 PPG on 41.1% shooting from the field, 31.1% from three and 68.4% from the foul line while allowing 74.7 PPG on 46.6% shooting from the field and 34% from three this season. 

The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks will look to build on an 85-79 win over Charleston last time out. Jaylen Sims leads the Seahawks in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 PPG and 5.5 RPG while Mike Okauru has 12.8 PPG and a team-high 2.5 APG and Shykeim Phillips also has 11.3 PPG as well to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for UNC-Wilmington this season. As a team, UNC Wilmington is averaging 71.3 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 70.6% from the foul line while allowing 68.7 PPG on 44.9% shooting from the field and 36.7% from three this season.

William & Mary is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. UNC-Wilmington is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record.

I get the case to be made for William & Mary here as they’ve had some success in the underdog role. However, the Tribe fell flat against James Madison and while they haven’t been tasked with laying double-digits in their recent run of solid form, the Seahawks are the far better team here and I think they find a way to grab themselves a big win and cover, kind of like the first matchup that UNCW won by 22. Give me the Seahawks laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
UNC-Wilmington -13
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