Check out our free UNCW vs North Carolina A&T pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Greensboro. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
UNCW vs North Carolina A&T Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Seahawks vs Aggies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UNCW Seahawks at North Carolina A&T Aggies
- Where: Greensboro at Corbett Sports Center
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: UNCW -6.5, NCW -287 | NCAT +229 O/U 142.5
UNCW will take the floor against the Aggies with an overall record of 13-3. On the road, the Seahawks will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 5-3. So far, the Seahawks have been favored 7 times, going 7-0 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have UNCW as -6.5 point favorites.
Trazarien White comes into today’s game as the Seahawks’ leading scorer at 14.62 points per contest. Not only has White been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNCW’s top rebounder at 5.62 boards per contest. Behind White, the team has benefited from the strong play of Shykeim Phillips, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.7% of his shots and is adding 2.79 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs UNCW, the North Carolina A&T Aggies will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 6-10. So far this season, North Carolina A&T has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-3. For the season, North Carolina A&T has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 3-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Aggies being +6.5 point underdogs.
North Carolina A&T will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Woods who is averaging 18.2 points per game for the Aggies. Woods is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Marcus Watson who has hit 45.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.31 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for North Carolina A&T this season, as they are currently ranked 308th in college basketball at 67.7 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 Aggies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 404th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: UNCW Seahawks -6.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the UNCW Seahawks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6.5 point betting favorites. Although UNCW as a team is just 352nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Aggies’ defense. In addition, the Seahawks have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 8-2 (last 10). At -6.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Seahawks to come out on top and cover.
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