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Iowa UNC Wilmington Betting Preview

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Iowa Hawkeyes
10-20 November 08, 2013, 09:30 | Carver-Hawkeye Arena 25-13



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Carver-Hawkeye Arena Friday as host Iowa looks to handle the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in NCAA hoops action.

The Hawkeyes currently sports a 25-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 24-10 ATS. The Seahawks are 10-20 and 12-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawkeyes produce a 13-20-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Seahawks have gone 13-10 against the number.

View UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Hawkeyes in this one found them listed as -26-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Seahawks was expected to move the line.

The Hawkeyes sit at No. 42 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Seahawks sit at No. 296 on the same chart.

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UNC Wilmington was a 62-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drexel. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. Keith Rendleman poured in 24 points and added 10 rebounds in a losing cause for UNC Wilmington on Saturday, as the Dragons rolled to a 62-46 victory over UNC Wilmington at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Iowa was a 74-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Iowa was run off the court by the Bears on Thursday as Baylor routed them 74-54 at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa's No. 81 nationally ranked offense (70.13 points per game) against a Seahawks defense that sits as the No. 204 at 70.37 PPG. The Hawkeyes have been averaging 41.88% from the field, more than the Seahawks have managed so far this season (41.73% on average).

A few Seahawks at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNC Wilmington's last 6 games
UNC Wilmington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Iowa's last 13 games
Iowa is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
UNC Wilmington at Iowa State, Sunday, November 10th
Iowa at Nebraska Omaha, Sunday, November 10th