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UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Hofstra Pride Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Hofstra PrideUNC Wilmington Seahawks
5-11January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Trask Coliseum6-12

UNC Wilmington looks to cover the Seahawks-Pride pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 6-12 mark when they host Hofstra in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Seahawks are 6-12 overall and 2-8-1 ATS, while the Pride are 5-11 and 7-3-1 ATS. As for the totals, UNC Wilmington boasts a 4-6 on the OU, and Hofstra is 6-3.

View Hofstra Pride vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UNC Wilmington Seahawks as -5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Seahawks rated this week at No. 335 and the Pride sitting at No. 235.

In their last action, Hofstra was a 75-71 winner at home against College of Charleston. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Hofstra earned a 75-71 victory over College of Charleston on Saturday, getting 22 points from Zeke Upshaw at Hofstra Arena.

Last time out for UNC Wilmington, they were a 60-53 loser as they battled Towson on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Chris Dixon scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Seahawks to a win (they lost 60-53 to Towson at SECU Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UNC Wilmington's No. 241-ranked scoring average of 64.83 PPG, against a Pride defense rated No. 209 and allowing 74.38 PPG. The Seahawks FG% has averaged 40.19% to date this season, less than the Pride shooters have managed so far (42.84% per game).

A few Pride at Seahawks trends to consider:
Hofstra is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Hofstra is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing UNC Wilmington
Hofstra is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing UNC Wilmington
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
UNC Wilmington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNC Wilmington is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Hofstra
UNC Wilmington is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Hofstra

Next up:
Hofstra at Southern Methodist, Sunday, January 19th
UNC Wilmington at Drexel, Saturday, January 18th