NCAA hoops odds preview - Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington

Hofstra PrideUNC Wilmington Seahawks
Feb 9, 12:00 PM | Trask Coliseum

Hofstra Pride vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds

5-18TEAM RECORD9-14

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UNC Wilmington and Hofstra on Saturday, with the host Seahawks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Seahawks bring a 9-14 record (9-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-18 Pride, who are 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UNC Wilmington go 8-8 so far and the Pride go 2-12.

View Hofstra vs UNC Wilmington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Pride were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 264 (Seahawks) and the No. 297 (Pride) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 58-56 result in favor of the Seahawks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Wilmington's No. 294 nationally ranked offense (62 points per game) against a Pride defense that sits as the No. 220 at 68.3 PPG. The Seahawks have been averaging 40.8% from the field, more than the Pride have managed so far this season (38.6% on average).

Defensively, Hofstra features the nation's No. 231-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.3 points per game. UNC Wilmington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Hofstra was a 62-57 loser at home against Northeastern. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Hofstra suffered a 62-57 loss against Northeastern on Wednesday, getting 11 points from Stevie Mejia in a losing effort at Hofstra Arena.

In their last action, UNC Wilmington was a 76-72 winner at home against Georgia State. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. UNC Wilmington earned a 76-72 victory over Georgia State on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Craig Ponder at Trask Coliseum.

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia State are 8-2
After playing Northeastern are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing William & Mary are 4-6
After playing Georgia State are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Pride at Seahawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Hofstra's last 9 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hofstra's last 6 games on the road
Hofstra is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
Hofstra is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of UNC Wilmington's last 9 games when playing at home against Hofstra
UNC Wilmington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNC Wilmington's last 7 games when playing Hofstra
UNC Wilmington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Hofstra

Next up:
Hofstra at Georgia State, Wednesday, February 13
UNC Wilmington at William & Mary, Wednesday, February 13

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