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UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Drexel Dragons Betting Preview

Drexel DragonsUNC Wilmington Seahawks
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Trask Coliseum

Drexel Dragons vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds

11-5TEAM RECORD7-8

Drexel travels to UNC Wilmington on Saturday, hoping to boost its 11-5 record with a victory over the Seahawks.

The Seahawks are 7-8 so far on the season, and 9-4 ATS vs. the number. The Dragons, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 7-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UNC Wilmington go 9-3-1 and the Dragons go 5-9 on the totals.

View Drexel vs UNC Wilmington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with UNC Wilmington in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Seahawks, most recently No. 96 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dragons, who rate No. 137 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-62 victory for the Dragons.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Wilmington's No. 170 nationally ranked offense (68.9 points per game) against a Dragons defense that sits as the No. 5 at 55.4 PPG. The Seahawks have been averaging 42.9% from the field, more than the Dragons have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.2 points per game. UNC Wilmington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Drexel was a 60-53 winner at home against George Mason. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Dragons grabbed a 60-53 win over the Patriots on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Damion Lee at John A. Daskalakis Center.

In their last action, UNC Wilmington was a 75-61 loser on the road against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Seahawks got a 23-point effort from Keith Rendleman, who added 13 rebounds, but Georgia State still managed to defeat UNC Wilmington 75-61 Thursday at GSU Sports Arena.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Hofstra are 9-1
After playing George Mason are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing James Madison are 6-4
After playing Georgia State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Dragons at Seahawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
Drexel is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNC Wilmington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNC Wilmington's last 6 games when playing Drexel
UNC Wilmington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
UNC Wilmington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Drexel at Hofstra, Wednesday, January 18
UNC Wilmington home to James Madison, Wednesday, January 18

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