The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and Hofstra Pride meet Monday in the college basketball CAA Semifinal at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 68.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 43 percent shooting. Trazarien White is averaging 13.9 points and 1.8 assists, while Maleeck Harden-Hayes is averaging 9.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Shykeim Phillips is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Amari Kelly is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.
The Hofstra Pride are averaging 74.2 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Aaron Estrada is averaging 20.3 points and 4.1 assists, while Tyler Thomas is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Darlinstone Dubar is the third double-digit scorer and Warren Williams is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Hofstra Pride are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hofstra Pride are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Seahawks are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games and 37-18-2 ATS in their last 57 games overall. The Pride are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Seahawks last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Pride last 5 overall.
The Hofstra Pride had far and away less trouble in their tournament game, and not having the stress or playing their starters into the ground gives them an edge here. Hofstra also entered the tournament, winning its last 5 games by an average of 25.4 points. Hofstra is beating teams into the ground, and it was no different when these clubs met in mid-January. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Pride.