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Drexel vs. UNC Wilmington - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UNC Wilmington at Drexel
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Daskalakis Athletic Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Drexel -4 -- Over/Under: 164
TV Channel
Sports Live
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NCAA BB | UNC Wilmington at Drexel
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The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and Drexel Dragons meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 76.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Devontae Cacok is averaging 15.7 points and 12.2 rebounds while Jeantal Cylla is averaging 13.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. Ty Gadsden is the third double-digit scorer and Kai Toews is dishing 7.8 assists. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The Drexel Dragons also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Drexel Dragons are averaging 75.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Troy Harper is averaging 15.9 points and 2.9 rebounds while Alihan Demir is averaging 13.9 points and three assists. Trevor John is the third double-digit scorer and Camren Wynter is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Drexel Dragons are shooting 35. percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Drexel Dragons are allowing 40.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Drexel Dragons have split their last six home games.

The Seahawks are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Colonial Athletic Association and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dragons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Seahawks are 11-3-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Drexel and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Dragons last 5 overall. The over is 8-0 in Seahawks last 8 overall.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have won each of the last seven meetings against the Drexel Dragons, which includes a 14-point win last month. The downside is that UNC Wilmington isn't nearly as good on the road where it's losing by an average of 13 points while allowing 47.2 percent shooting. The Drexel Dragons are a solid 14-9 ATS this season and 6-4 ATS at home, and they've covered five straight games overall. If there was ever a time to snap the losing skid, it would be here against a Seahawks team that's awful on the road. I'll eat the reasonable number with the Dragons.

Pick:
Drexel -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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