Last Updated: 2017-03-06
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks (5-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they meet the Georgetown Hoyas (5-3) at the Verizon Center. Action gets underway at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, Dec. 12 and can be seen on CCS.
The Hoyas defeated Brown 74-57 in their last game. Bradley Hayes played a key role, recording 12 points and 11 rebounds to notch his second double-double of the season. The Seahawks, meanwhile, are coming off a 93-73 win against Coker in their last game. Chris Flemmings led the game in scoring by registering 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting.
This one isn’t expected to be close when Georgetown, a big 12-point favorite, takes on UNC Wilmington. The matchup currently has a 149-point Over/Under (O/U).
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The Hoyas look to build on their records of 5-3 Straight Up (SU) and 5-2 Against The Spread (ATS). The Hoyas are one of the best in Division I in terms of free throw percentage, shooting a stellar .746 from the free throw line. As for the Georgetown defense, teams really have to fight for open three-pointers against the Hoyas, who have one of the best opponent three-point field goal percentages in the nation at .294.
Across the court, the Seahawks head into the game with records of 2-1 ATS and 5-0 SU. The Seahawks are a force on the boards, grabbing an average of 41.4 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington defense has been a problem for competitors, allowing only 25 field goals from three-point range (5.0 per game). They average 12.0 steals per game, good for second in the nation.
Georgetown and UNC Wilmington have not played one another in a regular season matchup in recent years.
Predictions: SU Winner – NC-Wil, ATS Winner – NC-Wil, O/U – Over
UNC Wilmington is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of UNC Wilmington’s last 11 games on the road.
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.
UNC Wilmington is one of the highest-scoring teams in the nation, averaging 89.0 points per game (ranked sixth). Georgetown allows 66.1 points per game (ranked 80th).
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have a defensive rating of 86.6 (ranked 12th), while the Georgetown Hoyas have an offensive rating of 110.1 (ranked 104th).
With 68.6 possessions and 1.101 points per possession, the Georgetown Hoyas perform worse on both metrics than the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. UNC Wilmington averages 78.3 possessions and 1.136 points per possession.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks average an effective field goal percentage of 52.1% this season. The Georgetown Hoyas are a winless 0-2 when opponents have an eFG% of 52.1% or greater.
This season, Georgetown attempts 21.0 three pointers per game and UNC Wilmington attempts 23.0. In games where they have 20 or more three point attempts, the Georgetown Hoyas are 4-2 while the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are undefeated at 3-0.
UNC Wilmington ranks 83rd in the nation with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.26. Georgetown is ranked lower at 183rd with an A/TO of 1.03.
UNC Wilmington, the 48th-ranked team in rebounding, registers an average of 41.4 rebounds per game. Georgetown does worse, ranked 189th with 36.9.
Georgetown makes 5.2 steals per game. In games where it gives up 5 or more steals, UNC Wilmington is undefeated at 4-0.
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