Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Dragons versus the Seahawks? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FloH. The game will be played at Trask Coliseum in Wilmington, NC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 137.5 points, and UNCW is favored by -4 to win at home against Drexel.

DREXEL DRAGONS VS UNCW SEAHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UNCW Seahawks -4

This game will be played at Trask Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE UNCW SEAHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Seahawks.
  • Not only will UNCW pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Drexel Come Through as Road Underdogs?

After losing their last game to Monmouth by a score of 67-62, Drexel is 15-8 overall and 8-2 in Coastal Athletic Association play. On the road, the Dragons are 6-7 this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home. So far, Drexel has been an underdog in six games, going 2-4 in those matchups.

Through 23 games, Drexel has an average scoring margin of +1.2 on the road. The team’s average scoring margin at home is +14.7, and they have won their last eight games at home. This season, the Dragons have been favored in 16 games, going 12-4 in those matchups.

As the underdog this season, Drexel has an ATS record of just 2-4. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 11-11. On the road, the Dragons are 5-8 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Drexel’s games this season (135.4). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 124 points.

Against Monmouth, the Drexel had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 73.1 points per game. They scored 62 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.3% in the game. Amari Williams led the team in scoring, putting up 12 points. Additionally, Justin Moore contributed 12 points for the Dragons.

Currently, the Dragons’ defense holds the 18th rank in the nation, allowing 63.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Drexel’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.9% this season.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Seahawks?

UNCW enters today’s game against Drexel as a 4-point favorite. So far this season, the Seahawks have been favored in 14 of their 22 games, going 10-4 in those contests.

UNCW has been especially strong at home, where they have gone 5-1 this season. Over their last 10 games at home, the Seahawks have gone 9-1.

UNCW’s ATS record this season is 9-10 and they are 6-8 vs the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Seahawks are just 4-6 vs the spread.

The over/under record for UNCW games this season is 12-7 and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (144.7). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 156 points.

The UNCW offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Campbell. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.6% and connected on 15 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Trazarien White who comes into today’s matchup averaging 20.3. Shykeim Phillips also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.5.

On defense, UNCW is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.0 points per game. In their most recent game, the UNCW defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Campbell knocked down 15 three-pointers on their way to 74 points.