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Seahawks open as college hoops underdog vs Blue Hens

Delaware Blue HensUNC Wilmington Seahawks
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Trask Coliseum

Delaware Blue Hens vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds

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The UNC Wilmington Seahawks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Delaware Blue Hens pay a visit to Trask Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

The Blue Hens will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Seahawks are 11-12 ATS. Delaware is 15-6 on the totals; UNC Wilmington is 11-9.

View Delaware vs UNC Wilmington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UNC Wilmington opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 282 (Seahawks) and the No. 127 (Blue Hens) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-61 result in favor of the Blue Hens has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UNC Wilmington has the nation's No. 277-rated offensive output, at 63.1 PPG. The visiting Blue Hens defense ranks No. 249 allowing on average 69.6 PPG. The Seahawks FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. UNC Wilmington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 245 nationally in scoring at home.

Delaware won its last outing, a 73-71 result against Drexel on February 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Delaware got 31 points from Devon Saddler en route to a 73-71 victory over Drexel on Thursday at Bob Carpenter Center.

UNC Wilmington was an 84-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. UNC Wilmington was run off the court by the Monarchs on Wednesday as Old Dominion routed them 84-61 at Ted Constant Center.

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Hofstra are 5-5
After playing Drexel are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing William & Mary are 3-7
After playing Old Dominion are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Hens at Seahawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Delaware's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Delaware's last 6 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
Delaware is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Delaware is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
UNC Wilmington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Delaware
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNC Wilmington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNC Wilmington's last 6 games when playing at home against Delaware
UNC Wilmington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Delaware at Hofstra, Wednesday, February 27
UNC Wilmington home to William & Mary, Wednesday, February 27