Delaware State Hornets vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Prediction, 12/23/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Delaware State Hornets vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Trask Coliseum in Wilmington, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Delaware State (+18)
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks (5-3) host the Delaware State Hornets (0-3) at Trask Coliseum on Wednesday. UNC Wilmington opens this contest as 18-point favorites. The over/under is set at 155.5.
Delaware State heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 0-3 for the year. The Hornets are shooting 31.7% on three-point attempts (26 of 82) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 64.3 points per contest (289th in the nation) while shooting 35.5% from the field. They turn it over 20.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 22.0 fouls per game. As a team, Delaware State is snagging 27.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 37 assists on the year, which is 311th in the country in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Hornets are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They surrender 41.4% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 333rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (102.3). The Hornets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 54.5% (104 of 191) and they concede 44.7 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 118th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 65 relinquished on the campaign.
The Delaware State Hornets played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and ended up losing by a score of 97-69 in their last game. Delaware State finished the game with a 43.4% field goal percentage (23 of 53) and buried 8 of 26 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Hornets converted 15 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 29 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for the game in addition to earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to the defense, Delaware State allowed 43.4% from the floor on 23 out of 53. Georgia Tech distributed 25 assists and 9 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Yellow Jackets totaled 33 boards (5 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Georgia Tech finished shooting 78.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of their 28 tries. They also made 9 of 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Myles Carter is a guy who played a lot for this contest. He ended up with 17 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played for 26 mins and grabbed 5 boards. Carter went 54.5% from the floor and also dished out 3 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of minutes in this game for the Hornets was Dominik Fragala. He collected 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 3-of-6 (10 points). When all was said and done, Fragala played 20 min.
UNC Wilmington has a record of 5-3 on the season. UNC Wilmington has accounted for 635 pts for the year (79.4 per contest) and they grab 34.1 rebounds per contest. The Seahawks have committed 17.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.9% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Seahawks are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which is 153rd in D-1. They are dishing out assists 12.5 times per contest (234th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 13.1 times per contest. The Seahawks on the defensive side of the court are 223rd in college hoops in points allowed per game with 72.4. The UNC Wilmington defense allows 34.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (47 of 135) and their opposition knocks down 71.6% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 13.1 assists and 33.9 total boards per game, which is ranked 190th and 128th in college basketball. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (265th in college basketball).
When they last played, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks walked away with a victory by a final of 78-59 when they faced the Campbell Fighting Camels. The Seahawks snagged 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 36 in this contest. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Fighting Camels committed 18 fouls for this game which got the Seahawks to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to bury 14 of them for a rate of 73.7%. Regarding three-point attempts, UNC Wilmington converted 8 of their 24 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Seahawks ended up shooting 28 for 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.7%. The Seahawks permitted the Fighting Camels to convert 24 of 58 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.4% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 16.7% from 3-point land by going 3 of 18 and ended up shooting 8 of 11 from the charity stripe (72.7%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, UNC Wilmington permitted Campbell to snag 30 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Ty Gadsden ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Seahawks in the matchup. He made 5 of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which gave him 15 points. Gadsden totaled 2 boards in his 37 minutes and had 3 assists in the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for UNC Wilmington was Joe Pridgen. He notched 14 points in 36 minutes on the court by way of 5 of 8 from the floor in the game. Pridgen finished going 62.5% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 13 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UNC Wilmington (-18)
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