College of Charleston vs. UNC Wilmington - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UNC Wilmington Seahawks (6-15) at College of Charleston Cougars (12-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -13.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks and the Charleston Cougars meet in CAA college basketball action from the TD Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks will look to build on a 78-74 win over Northeastern in their last outing. Brian Tolefree led the Seahawks with 17 points while Mike Okauru added 16 points with team-highs of 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the double-double. Shykeim Phillips added 14 points to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for UNC-Wilmington in the winning effort. Jaylen Sims had 8 points but still leads the Seahawks in scoring with an average of 13.5 points per game while Okauru leads the Seahawks in rebounding with 5.4 rebounds per game and Toews leads the Seahawks in assists with 4.3 assists per game this season. As a team, UNC-Wilmington is averaging 69.8 points per game on 43.6% shooting from the field, 35.6% from behind the arc and 70.2% from the foul line this season.
The Charleston Cougars will look to build on a 69-67 win over Hofstra last time out. Sam Miller led the Cougars with 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting while Grant Riller added 17 points with team-highs of 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals for the double-double. Zep Jasper chipped in 13 points to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Charleston in the winning effort while DeAngelo Epps dished out 5 assists as well in the victory. Riller leads Charleston in scoring and assists with an average of 21.6 points and 4.2 assists per game while Miller leads the Cougars in rebounding with 5.7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Charleston is averaging 70.8 points per game on 44.3% shooting from the field, 34.2% from behind the arc and 76.4% from the foul line this season.
UNC-Wilmington is 6-16-4 ATS in their last 26 road games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. Charleston is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record. The road team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
This feels like a lot to be giving up with Charleston as the Cougars are only outscoring teams by 5.3 points per game at home on the year and 5.9 points per game in conference. However, while the Seahawks finally got a win last time out, the Seahawks are still 0-6 SU on the road this year and are being outscored by 18 points per game, allowing a paltry 79.9 points per game against away from home this season. It’s just hard for me to get behind numbers like those, so I’ll side with Charleston by default here.