Towson at UNC Wilmington: 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Towson at UNC Wilmington: 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Wilmington Seahawks (18-7) vs Towson Tigers (19-7)

Game Info: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Raiford G. Trask Coliseum)

Betting Odds: UNC Wilmington Seahawks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks will play host to the Towson Tigers in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Thursday Night. 

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are coming off of a 7 point win against Williams and Mary in their last time out. Jaylen Sims tossed in 26 points and Shykeim Phillips scored a career-high 24 to lead the Seahawks. Sims also had six boards and four assists. Mike Okauru pitched in with 14 points and six rebounds. James Baker added 10 points and blocked four shots in the win.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are led in scoring by Jaylen Sims who averages 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds for this team. Mike Okauru averages 12.8 points and 4 rebounds a night. Shykeim Phillips is the third leading scorer for the Seahawks as he averages 11.8 points a game for this team.

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The Seahawks are averaging 71.6 points per game on 42.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 68.8 points per game. They are shooting 71.6% from the free throw line. 

The Towson Tigers are coming off of a 36 point win against Elon in their last time out. Charles Thompson had 20 points and blocked four shots to help lead Towson. Antonio Rizzuto added 10 points and Juwan Gray grabbed seven rebounds in the win.

The Towson Tigers are led in scoring by Cameron Holden who averages 13.9 points and 7.9 rebounds for this team. Nicolas Timberlake averages 13.7 points and 4.6 rebounds a night. Charles Thompson is the third leading scorer for the Tigers as he averages 10.2 points a game for this team.

The Tigers are averaging 72.4 points per game on 45.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 64.2 points per game. They are shooting 71.5% from the free throw line.

Although the Tigers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, the underdog is 21-5 ATS in the last 26 meetings between these two. The Seahawks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and are 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Seahawks are also 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. I could see this one going either way so I’ll take the points with the home team here.

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Clayton’s Pick UNC Wilmington +4.5

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