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North Carolina-Wilmington vs. James Madison - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
James Madison at North Carolina-Wilmington
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Trask Coliseum
Wilmington, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: North Carolina-Wilmington -4.5 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
CAA.TV
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NCAA BB | James Madison at North Carolina-Wilmington
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The James Madison Dukes and UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Trask Coliseum.

The James Madison Dukes could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The James Madison Dukes are averaging 69.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Stuckey Mosley is averaging 17.1 points and 3.6 rebounds while Matt Lewis is averaging 15.7 points and three assists. Darius Banks is the third double-digit scorer and Dwight Wilson is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The James Madison Dukes have lost their last nine road games.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 77.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devontae Cacok is averaging 15.8 points and 12.1 rebounds while Jeantal Cylla is averaging 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. Ty Gadsden is the third double-digit scorer and Kai Toews is dishing eight assists. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Dukes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dukes are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in NC-Wilmington and 1-8-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Dukes last 8 road games. The over is 7-0 in Seahawks last 7 overall.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks just beat the James Madison Dukes on the road last month in overtime and have won eight of the last nine meetings overall. James Madison is just 3-10 ATS this season on the road and is being outscored by an average of 9.5 points on the road. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are horrible defensively and that's a pattern that's shown up no matter where they play. However, the history between these clubs doesn't lie. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Seahawks on their home court.

Pick:
North Carolina-Wilmington -4.5

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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