The Drexel Dragons and UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Sunday in the college basketball CAA Quarterfinal at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Drexel Dragons are averaging 66.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Amari Williams is averaging 13.6 points and 2.3 assists, while Yame Butler is averaging 9.7 points and 1.9 rebounds. Coletrane Washington is dishing 1.3 assists and Justin Moore is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Drexel Dragons are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Drexel Dragons are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
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 Dragons are 5-19-3 ATS in their last 27 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Seahawks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 37-18 in Dragons last 55 neutral site games. The over is 5-2-1 in Seahawks last 8 overall.
There's not much separation between these two teams, and the one meeting this season was decided in overtime. The Drexel Dragons are good enough defensively to steal this game, and they lose as underdogs by an average of 2.3 points. Should be a close game until the end. I want the free bucket in my back pocket.