UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs UConn Huskies Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs UConn Huskies
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks (1-2) are headed to Gampel Pavilion on Friday where they will take on the UConn Huskies (3-0).
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks played Oklahoma and ended up losing by a score of 74-53 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Seahawks left the arena with 14 and Oklahoma finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They also made 10 out of their 23 attempts from three-point range. Oklahoma went 75.0% from the free throw line by making 12 of 16 tries. Moreover, Oklahoma pulled down 36 boards (7 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Oklahoma dished out 19 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. Regarding defending, UNC Wilmington allowed 53.1% from the field on 26 out of 49 shooting. They also doled out 4 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 24 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Seahawks made 11 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 68.8%. UNC Wilmington walked away from the game having earned a 35.1% field goal percentage (20 of 57) and made 2 of their 21 three-point attempts.
Trazarien White is a player who came through in the game. He finished shooting 41.2% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He played 31 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He scored 19 points on 7 of 17 shooting.
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UNC Wilmington will play this game with a win-loss record of 1-2 so far this season. They turn it over 8.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.3 fouls per game. As a team, UNC Wilmington is pulling down 35.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 34 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 243rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Seahawks are connecting on 26.9% on shots from distance (18 of 67) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.0 points per contest (246th in D-1) while hitting 42.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Seahawks are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 150th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 31 conceded for the year. The Seahawks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.5% (67 of 144) and they surrender 29.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 38.8% on three-point shots and they are 150th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (66.0).
In their last game, the UConn Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 84-64 against Buffalo. The Huskies were able to collect 25 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while recording 11 steals for the contest. Buffalo committed 23 fouls in this matchup which took the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 78.6%. In regard to 3-point shots, UConn converted 6 out of 23 attempts (26.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Huskies finished 28 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Huskies permitted Buffalo to knock down 25 out of their 58 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.1% for the matchup. They finished 29.4% from downtown by shooting 5 of 17 and ended up going 9 out of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). When discussing rebounding, UConn permitted Buffalo to snag 26 overall (4 offensive).
Tristen Newton ended up being a factor for the Huskies in this game. He converted 4 of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 28.6%, and added 10 rebounds. He totaled 22 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 11 assists in this matchup.
UConn has a record of 3-0 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Huskies are hitting on 48.6% from the floor, which is 82nd in the country. UConn has tallied 255 pts so far this year (85.0 per game) and they grab 42.3 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 16.7 times per game (78th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest. The Huskies have committed 17.0 fouls every game while shooting 68.2% from the charity stripe.
The UConn defense allows 26.1% on 3-point shots (12 of 46) and their opponents are making 76.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 8.0 assists and 27.3 rebounds per contest, which is 31st and 18th in those defensive categories. The Huskies on the defensive side of the court are 58th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 58.3. They have forced 18.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.8% from the field (88th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UNC Wilmington
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