Hofstra Pride vs. UNCW Seahawks Betting Prediction 01/16/20

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The UNCW Seahawks (5-14, 0-6 CAA) welcome the Hofstra Pride (13-5, 4-1 CAA) to Raiford G. Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks will attempt to put an end to their 11-game losing streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Hofstra Pride at UNCW Seahawks ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Seahawks lost to the Elon Phoenix, 80-63, while the Pride barely escaped the Northeastern Huskies, 74-72.

Hofstra played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.185 (below their season average of 0.279) and a turnover percentage of 17.9 (worse than their season average of 14.4). For those same stats, Northeastern was 0.123 and 18.8, respectively. UNCW, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (21-26; 80.8 percent). UNCW’s Mike Okauru had a good outing, contributing 15 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Desure Buie fueled Hofstra with 23 points.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the most recent matchup, the Seahawks won 87-79. The Seahawks’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Pride. UNCW had a rate of 33.3, while Hofstra posted a mark of 17.5. This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

UNCW could have difficulty getting to the free throw line in this battle. The Seahawks currently rank 236th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.207, while Hofstra ranks 11th in FTA rate allowed (0.149). Also, the Pride’s 55th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 109.1) will face off against the Seahawks’ 282nd-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 103.4).

Hofstra vs. UNCW Odds Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – UNCW, ATS Winner – UNCW, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UNCW ranks 138th in assists per game (13.0) while Hofstra ranks 218th in assists allowed per game (15.1).
  • The Pride are 31st in the NCAA with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while the Seahawks are 56th with 2.9 blocks allowed per game.
  • Hofstra ranks 134th in three pointers attempted per game (22.3) while UNCW ranks 148th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2).
  • The Pride average 36.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 125th in the nation. The Seahawks rank 185th in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
  • Hofstra averages 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 84th in the nation. UNCW ranks 124th in steals allowed per game (6.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Pride have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.6 points per game (4.2 above their season average).
  • The Seahawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.8, up from 2.9 for the season.