Davidson Wildcats at UNCW Seahawks Free Prediction

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The UNCW Seahawks (4-4) will be at home in Raiford G. Trask Coliseum when they meet the Davidson Wildcats (6-1). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Davidson Wildcats vs. UNCW Seahawks Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Seahawks defeated the East Carolina Pirates 95-86, while the Wildcats dismantled the Charlotte 49ers 76-56.

Davidson dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.611 (above their season average of 0.507) and a turnover percentage of 12.0 (better than their season average of 15.3). Charlotte put up marks of 0.404 and 13.5, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, UNCW’s 0.491 free throw rate was their largest strength over East Carolina, who had a rate of 0.319. The Seahawks’ mark was above their season average of 0.295. Kai Toews was a key piece for UNCW with 16 points and 10 assists. Davidson, meanwhile, was lifted by Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wildcats won the only game between these two teams last season, 108-81. The Wildcats’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Seahawks. Davidson had a rate of 7.1, while UNCW posted a mark of 14.4.

This contest should be a battle of conflicting styles. Since last season, UNCW has preferred a fast-paced style of play (26th in possessions per game), while Davidson has been more half-court-oriented (337th in possessions per game). Moreover, the Wildcats rank 21st in offensive efficiency (114.9), while the Seahawks rank 335th in defensive efficiency (111.6).

Davidson Wildcats vs. UNCW Seahawks Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Davidson, ATS Winner – UNCW, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UNCW ranks 10th in rebounds per game (40.5) while Davidson ranks 273rd (33.3).
  • The Wildcats rank 23rd in assists per game (16.3) while the Seahawks rank 160th in assists allowed per game (13.3).
  • Davidson allows the 13th-fewest blocks per game (2.4) while UNCW ranks 60th (2.8).
  • The Wildcats average 27.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 18th in the country. The Seahawks rank 265th in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).
  • Davidson ranks 11th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while UNCW ranks 155th (6.2).