UNC Wilmington vs Monmouth Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

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The Monmouth Hawks and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Thursday in college basketball action from Trask Coliseum. Monmouth is just 1-19 this year. The Hawks lost to Hampton in their last game. As for UNC Wilmington, they’re sitting at 16-6 after a win over Stony Brook on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Monmouth Hawks

The Hawks have had very little luck this season; it’s been a tough ride. Monmouth’s lone victory came 76-69 over Manhattan on December 4. Since then it’s been a string of 11 straight losses, most recently versus Hampton on Saturday. 

In the matchup versus the Pirates last weekend, the Hawks were down 41-30 going into halftime. Monmouth was outscored 42-36 in the second and lost 83-66. Myles Foster put up 22 points with eight rebounds to lead the team. 

UNC Wilmington Seahawks

Over on the UNC Wilmington side, they started at 13-3 this year with losses to only North Carolina, Oklahoma and UConn. The Seahawks are 3-3 since then with losses to Charleston, William & Mary and Hofstra. 

Back on Saturday versus Stony Brook, UNC Wilmington took a 22-21 edge into the break. The Seahawks posted a 40-30 advantage in the second half and won it 62-51. Maleeck Harden-Hayes led the way on 31 points and seven boards. 


I’m going to stick with UNC Wilmington. The Seahawks struggled a little bit versus Stony Brook in the first half of their last outing, and they haven’t bee terribly sharp over this 3-3 stretch. UNC Wilmington has scored 62 points or fewer in three straight games, so they’ll want to get off to a good start against an overmatched Monmouth team here. UNC Wilmington won 68-55 the last time these teams met up back on December 28, and I don’t think this one will be that much different. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:UNC Wilmington Seahawks -18.5