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Charleston vs UNCW Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Cougars vs Seahawks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Charleston Cougars at UNCW Seahawks
  • Where: Wilmington at Trask Coliseum
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Charleston -2.5, CHAR -147 | NCW +120 O/U 145.0

Cougars Preview:

The Charleston will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 15 game win streak and have an overall record of 16-1. So far, the Cougars have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 5-1. This season, Charleston has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 13-0. For today’s contest, Charleston has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

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Charleston’s leading scorer this season is Dalton Bolon, who is averaging 13.06 points per contest. So far, Bolon has accounted for 16.16% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.35 rebounds per game and 1.12 assists. Ryan Larson is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 11.06 points per game. Between him and Larson, they are accounting for 29.8% of the team’s scoring.

Charleston comes into today’s matchup vs UNCW, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cougars have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 220th in possessions per game.

Seahawks Preview:

Through 17 games, the UNCW Seahawks have an overall record of 14-3. Currently, the Seahawks have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 8-0. So far, the Seahawks have been the underdog 7 times, going 4-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.

Trazarien White comes into today’s game as the Seahawks’ leading scorer at 14.12 points per contest. Not only has White been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNCW’s top rebounder at 5.82 boards per contest. Behind White, the team has benefited from the strong play of Maleeck Harden-Hayes, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.06 points per game. Overall, he has hit 52.3% of his shots and is adding 4.12 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UNCW this season, as they are currently ranked 230th in college basketball at 70.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Seahawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.8%, placing them 332nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: UNCW Seahawks +2.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Charleston as the favorites with a line coming in at -2.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the UNCW Seahawks to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Charleston at 8.12 made 3’s per game compared to UNCW at 7.12. Look for UNCW to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Cougars.

 


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