Seahawks open as college hoops underdog vs Blue Hens
Delaware Blue Hens vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds
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.
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.
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
Delaware at Hofstra, Wednesday, February 27
UNC Wilmington home to William & Mary, Wednesday, February 27