The UNCW Seahawks (5-8), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they visit Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena to clash with the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (10-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
UNCW Seahawks at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Free Preview
The last time the Seahawks played, they lost to the Vanderbilt Commodores, 88-73. UNCW’s Jaylen Sims had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Vanderbilt did a great job of converting from the free throw line (23-29; 79.3 percent). UNCW, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.608 (above their season average of 0.522).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens are trying to rebound after their 82-75 loss to the LIU Sharks in their last game. With 17 points and 13 rebounds, Delaware’s Justyn Mutts had a solid outing. LIU’s offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over Delaware. The Sharks had a rate of 15.8 (below their season average of 18.0), while the Fightin’ Blue Hens posted a mark of 8.8 (below their season average of 22.8).
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year, after the Fightin’ Blue Hens won both contests last season. In the last game, Delaware won 70-66. Delaware had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.618 vs. 0.452). UNCW, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (11.8 vs. 15.9).
Delaware figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Fightin’ Blue Hens currently rank 83rd in offensive efficiency, while the Seahawks rank 235th in defensive efficiency.
UNCW vs. Delaware Betting Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Delaware, ATS Winner – Delaware, O/U – Over
UNCW averages 21.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 152nd in the country. Delaware ranks 196th in three pointers allowed per game (24.3).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Seahawks rank 65th (3.0).
Delaware ranks 113th in assists per game (13.2) while UNCW ranks 146th in assists allowed per game (13.5).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens have been outscored by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Delaware has defeated opponents by an average of 8.5 points.
During their last five games, the Seahawks have scored an average of 61.2 points per game (11.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.6 points per game (5.2 above their season average).