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North Carolina-Wilmington vs. Towson - 1/31/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Towson at North Carolina-Wilmington
Date & Time Thursday January 31, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Trask Coliseum
Wilmington, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: North Carolina-Wilmington -6 -- Over/Under: 147.5
TV Channel
CAA.TV
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The Towson Tigers and UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Trask Coliseum.

The Towson Tigers could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Towson Tigers are averaging 65.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Brian Fobbs is averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Tobias Howard is averaging 9.9 points and 2.9 assists. Jordan McNeil is dishing 1.1 assists and Nakye Sanders is grabbing five rebounds. The Towson Tigers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Towson Tigers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Towson Tigers have split their last six road games.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 75.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 82.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devontae Cacok is averaging 15.9 points and 12.2 rebounds while Jeantal Cylla is averaging 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Ty Gadsden is the third double-digit scorer and Kai Toews is dishing 7.8 assists. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have lost four of their last six home games.

The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 6-17 ATS in their last 23 road games and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in NC-Wilmington and the underdog is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Seahawks last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 road games.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks aren't playing well or consistent enough to be laying these type of numbers, and playing at home hasn't helped much when you consider they've lost four of their last six and are losing by an average of 4.3 points. With that said, the Towson Tigers have been fade material on the road the last couple of years. Towson is just 4-10 ATS this season alone on the road. I'm not the guy who makes picks solely off of trends, but when they're that strong, you sometimes just roll with it. I'll back UNC Wilmington, even if it's more of a fade from Towson than anything else.

Pick:
North Carolina-Wilmington -6

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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