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Hofstra Pride vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Preview

UNC Wilmington SeahawksHofstra Pride
6-18February 08, 2014, 07:00 | Hofstra Arena7-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for UNC Wilmington when they take on the Hofstra Pride on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Pride are 7-17 overall and 10-7-2 ATS, while the Seahawks are 6-18 and 4-11-2 ATS. As for the totals, Hofstra boasts a 8-8-1 on the OU, and UNC Wilmington is 6-9-1.

View UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Hofstra Pride Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Hofstra sat as -4.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pride rated this week at No. 239 and the Seahawks sitting at No. 304.

UNC Wilmington was a 54-50 loser in their most recent outing at home against William & Mary. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Seahawks got 11 points from Tanner Milson, but it was William & Mary that prevailed in a 54-50 final on Wednesday at Trask Coliseum.

Hofstra was an 81-73 loser in its last match on the road against Northeastern. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as underdogs. Hofstra suffered an 81-73 loss against Northeastern on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Dion Nesmith in a losing effort at Matthews Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Seahawks rank No. 104 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.33 per game. That compares with Hofstra’s No. 107 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Hofstra is college basketball's No. 84-ranked team at 6.88 per game, while the Seahawks rate No. 253 with 3.83 per game.

A few Seahawks at Pride trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Hofstra
Hofstra is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hofstra's last 7 games
Hofstra is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing UNC Wilmington

Next up:
UNC Wilmington home to Towson, Monday, February 10th
Hofstra at James Madison, Monday, February 10th