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UNCW vs Charleston Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds

Seahawks vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UNCW Seahawks at Charleston Cougars
  • Where: Charleston at TD Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th
  • Betting Odds: UNCW +9.5, NCW +370 | CHAR -505 O/U 141.5

Seahawks Preview:

UNCW will take the floor against the Cougars with an overall record of 19-6. On the road, the Seahawks will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 8-4. So far, the Seahawks have been the underdog 9 times, going 4-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +9.5 underdogs on the spread.

Trazarien White comes into today’s game as the Seahawks’ leading scorer at 13.44 points per contest. Not only has White been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNCW’s top rebounder at 5.6 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 10.6 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.4% of his shots and is adding 4.4 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.

Cougars Preview:

The Charleston Cougars head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 22-3. Currently, the Cougars have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 13-1. The Cougars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -9.5 points in their favor. For the season, Charleston has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 19-2.

Charleston’s leading scorer this season is Dalton Bolon, who is averaging 13.48 points per contest. So far, Bolon has accounted for 16.89% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.48 rebounds per game and 1.16 assists. Reyne Smith is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 10.88 points per game. Between him and Smith, they are accounting for 30.5% 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 25 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Charleston Cougars -9.5

In this game between the Charleston Cougars and UNCW Seahawks, we think that UNCW has a good chance of keeping the score closer than anticipated. The Seahawks have a strong track record as the underdog, going 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games. Furthermore, the two teams have different playing styles, with Charleston focusing on a fast pace and UNCW preferring a slower game. This could benefit the Seahawks, as there will be fewer possessions for Charleston to pull ahead. Based on these factors, we feel confident about placing a bet on the UNCW Seahawks to cover as the +9.5 point underdogs.