UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

UNC Wilmington SeahawksDavidson Wildcats
Dec 15, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Davidson Wildcats Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting UNC Wilmington Seahawks travelling to Davidson Saturday to take on the Wildcats.

Supporters of the Seahawks have watched them go 4-5 and 3-3 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 5-4 and 3-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 3-4, while the Seahawks have a 1-2 mark.

View UNC Wilmington vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Davidson in this one found them as 17-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 109 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Seahawks sit at No. 279 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 71-57.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Davidson's No. 86 nationally ranked offense (73.3 points per game) against a Seahawks defense that sits as the No. 168 at 65.4 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44% from the field, more than the Seahawks have managed so far this season (39.1% on average).

Defensively, UNC Wilmington features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.2 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 177 nationally in scoring at home.

UNC Wilmington was a 73-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia Tech. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. Chris Dixon scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Seahawks to a win (they lost 73-66 to Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Saturday).

Davidson was a 63-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wofford. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 15 points from Nik Cochran as Davidson ran past Wofford 63-56 on Saturday at Belk Arena.

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 1-0
After playing Wofford are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Seahawks at Wildcats trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Davidson is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Davidson is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Davidson is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
UNC Wilmington home to UNC Greensboro, Wednesday, December 19
Davidson at Drexel, Saturday, December 22

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