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College baskeball point spread favors Seahawks in battle with Spartans

UNC Greensboro SpartansUNC Wilmington Seahawks
Dec 19, 7:00 PM | Trask Coliseum

UNC Greensboro Spartans vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Trask Coliseum Wednesday as host UNC Wilmington looks to handle the UNC Greensboro Spartans in NCAA hoops action.

The Spartans will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Seahawks are 3-4 ATS. UNC Greensboro is 0-2 on the totals; UNC Wilmington is 2-2.

View UNC Greensboro vs UNC Wilmington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Spartans were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Seahawks, most recently No. 298 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spartans, who rate No. 175 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-61 victory for the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNC Wilmington's No. 335-ranked offense, averaging 56.9 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 341 at 79.2 PPG. The Seahawks field goal percentage has averaged 40% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 322-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.7 points per game. UNC Wilmington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 325 nationally in scoring at home.

UNC Greensboro lost its last outing, an 85-73 result against James Madison on December 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. Trevis Simpson scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 85-73 to James Madison at JMU Center on Sunday).

In their last action, UNC Wilmington was a 77-61 loser on the road against Davidson. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. The Seahawks endured a 77-61 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Keith Rendleman at Belk Arena.

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Wake Forest are 1-3
After playing James Madison are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Campbell are 3-7
After playing Davidson are 0-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Spartans at Seahawks trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNC Wilmington is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
UNC Greensboro home to Wake Forest, Saturday, December 22
UNC Wilmington at Campbell, Saturday, December 29