The UNCW Seahawks (2-5) will try to snap their five-game road losing streak when they take on the UNCG Spartans (6-3), who look to extend their five-game home winning streak. UNCG opened as a 7-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 156.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
UNCW Seahawks vs. UNCG Spartans Odds Preview
The Seahawks were beaten by the LSU Tigers in their last matchup, 97-84. With 22 points on 7-for-17 shooting, Jordon Talley was UNCW’s high scorer. LSU did a terrific job of making free throws (17-20; 85.0 percent). UNCW, on the other hand, forced the Tigers into a turnover percentage of 18.6 (above their season average of 15.2).
The last time the Spartans played, they blew out the Elon Phoenix, 75-44. UNCG’s Marvin Smith led the way, putting up 12 points. UNCG played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.8 (better than their season average of 18.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.621 (above their season average of 0.526). For those same stats, Elon recorded marks of 23.5 and 0.388, respectively.
UNCG should have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Spartans rank 92nd in effective field goal percentage (0.538), while UNCW ranks 288th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.535) dating back to last season. Moreover, the Seahawks rank 14th in turnover percentage (15.3 percent), while the Spartans rank fifth in opponents turnover percentage (21.8 percent).
Of UNCW’s 5 games with betting action, four have finished over the projected point total, while 2 of UNCG’s 4 games have finished over the O/U total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Spartans have a substantial advantage. They are 6-3 SU and 4-0 ATS, while the Seahawks are 2-5 SU and 0-4-1 ATS.
UNCW Seahawks vs. UNCG Spartans Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UNCG, ATS Winner – UNCG, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Seahawks rank 15th in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while the Spartans rank 68th (20.4).
- UNCG ranks third in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while UNCW ranks 42nd (2.8).
- UNCW ranks 23rd in steals allowed per game (4.9) while UNCG ranks 193rd (6.7).
- The Spartans rank 16th in rebounds allowed per game (31.6) while the Seahawks rank 116th (34.5).
- UNCW ranks 33rd in assists per game (16.6) while UNCG ranks 132nd (14.8).