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North Carolina-Wilmington vs. William & Mary - 1/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
William & Mary at North Carolina-Wilmington
Date & Time Thursday January 24, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Trask Coliseum
Wilmington, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: North Carolina-Wilmington -2 -- Over/Under: 153.5
TV Channel
CAA.TV
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The William & Mary Tribe and UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Trask Coliseum.

The William & Mary Tribe could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The William & Mary Tribe are averaging 72.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nathan Knight is averaging 19.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Justin Pierce is averaging 15.1 points and 3.6 assists. Matt Milon is the third double-digit scorer and Chase Audige is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The William & Mary Tribe are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The William & Mary Tribe are allowing 372 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The William & Mary Tribe have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks could also use a win after splitting their last six games. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 74.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Devontae Cacok is averaging 15.4 points and 11.7 rebounds while Jeantal Cylla is averaging 14.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Ty Gadsden is the third double-digit scorer and Jay Estime' is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have split their last six home games.

The Tribe are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Seahawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Tribe are 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in NC-Wilmington and 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Tribe last 10 overall. The over is 4-0 in Seahawks last 4 overall.

Neither of these teams have been the most consistent in the world, but the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are playing better basketball overall and will have the best player on the court in this game. The William & Mary Tribe haven't had much road success this season and are being outscored by an average of 8.6 points on the road overall. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are also 4-1 ATS this season as a favorite. I'll lay the bucket with the Seahawks at home based on the Tribe's struggles on the road.

Pick:
North Carolina-Wilmington -2

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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