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Old Dominion Monarchs face UNC Wilmington Seahawks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Old Dominion MonarchsUNC Wilmington Seahawks
Jan 16, 7:00 PM | Trask Coliseum

Old Dominion Monarchs vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds


The UNC Wilmington Seahawks will try to cover the spread at Trask Coliseum on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Old Dominion Monarchs in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Monarchs have watched them go 2-14 and 5-8 ATS on the year, while the Seahawks are at 6-10 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Seahawks are 5-4, while the Monarchs have a 6-3 mark.

View Old Dominion vs UNC Wilmington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Seahawks installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Seahawks, most recently No. 269 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Monarchs, who rate No. 299 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 60-58 victory for the Seahawks.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UNC Wilmington's No. 300-ranked scoring average of 61.6 PPG, against a Monarchs defense rated No. 261 and allowing 70.1 PPG. The Seahawks FG% has averaged 40.6% to date this season, more than the Monarchs shooters have managed so far (39.4% per game).

Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. UNC Wilmington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 236 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Old Dominion was a 71-46 loser on the road against George Mason. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Old Dominion was run off the court by the Patriots on Thursday as George Mason routed them 71-46 at Patriot Center.

UNC Wilmington was an 82-74 winner in its last match at home against George Mason. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. UNC Wilmington got 30 points from Chris Dixon en route to an 82-74 victory over George Mason on Saturday at Trask Coliseum.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Georgia State are 6-4
After playing George Mason are 9-1
After a loss are 1-9

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Georgia State are 4-6
After playing George Mason are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Monarchs at Seahawks trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
Old Dominion is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Old Dominion is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
UNC Wilmington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
UNC Wilmington is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Old Dominion
UNC Wilmington is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Old Dominion

Next up:
Old Dominion home to Georgia State, Saturday, January 19
UNC Wilmington at Georgia State, Wednesday, January 23