Charlotte 49ers at UNC Wilmington Seahawks
|Date & Time||Saturday December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)|
Wilmington, North Carolina
Charlotte 49ers @ UNC Wilmington Seahawks (+4)
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The Charlotte 49ers travel to Trask Coliseum to take on the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks. Charlotte played another university in North Carolina last time out, losing to North Carolina Asheville 83-75 to drop their record on the season to 3-4. UNC Wilmington comes in on a two-game slide with two blowout losses on the road to Stanford; by the score of 72-54. And Boise State by the score of 80-59 to drop their record to 5-5 on the year.
UNC Wilmington averages 75.5 points per game which is good for a 111th ranking in the NCAA, this statistic is skewed in favor of the Seahawks as they have played three games vs non division 1 teams and have scored 100+ points in all 3 of those matchups to boost their season averages. The Seahawks are led in scoring by Jaylen Sims who averages 15.1 points per game and adds a team leading 5 rebounds. Sims is the only player for the Seahawks who averages over double digits.
Charlotte has struggled to put the ball in the hoop this season as well, averaging only 71.9 points per game. The 49ers are led in scoring by senior guard Jordan Shepherd who scores 14.7 points, adds 4 assists and a shade under 4 rebounds per game. The offense will run through Shepherd and he will be the key to victory for the 49ers.
Both teams have also struggled this season stopping teams from scoring both ranking near the bottom of the NCAA points per game. UNC Wilmington allows teams to score 70.5 points per game ranking 221st in the nation. While Charlotte allows 68.1 points per game, ranking 170th in the nation.
Both teams have struggled to start the season, but the defense of Charlotte will allow them to control this game; winning and covering the spread. Final score prediction, Charlotte 73 UNC Wilmington 67.