The Colonial Conference Tourney meeting between the Drexel Dragons (13-18, 6-12 CAA) and the UNCW Seahawks (10-21, 5-13 CAA) will be played at Entertainment & Sports Arena. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
UNCW Seahawks vs. Drexel Dragons Odds Preview
The last time the Seahawks played, they were beaten by the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, 82-65. Shykeim Phillips had a solid game for UNCW, putting up 12 points, six rebounds and six assists. Delaware had a free throw rate of 0.255 (above their season average of 0.241). UNCW, on the other hand, forced the Fightin’ Blue Hens into a turnover percentage of 20.9 (above their season average of 16.9).
The Dragons are trying to rebound after their 75-66 loss to the Charleston Cougars in their last outing. Camren Wynter was Drexel’s leading scorer with 18 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Charleston had a turnover percentage of 10.1 (better than their season average of 14.6). Drexel, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 24.2).
Drexel figures to have an advantage on the offensive glass in this meeting. The Dragons currently rank 94th in offensive rebounding percentage (30.8 percent), while UNCW ranks 215th in defensive rebounding percentage (71.5 percent).
UNCW vs. Drexel Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Drexel, ATS Winner – Drexel, O/U – Over
The Dragons rank 145th in rebounds per game (35.4) while the Seahawks rank 223rd in rebounds allowed per game (36.7).
UNCW ranks 141st in steals per game (6.3) while Drexel ranks 217th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
Drexel ranks 25th in three pointers allowed per game (17.7) while UNCW ranks 190th (22.6).
The Dragons rank 40th in assists per game (14.8) while the Seahawks rank 193rd (12.0).
UNCW ranks 35th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Drexel ranks 113th (3.3).
The Dragons’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.2, up from 2.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Seahawks have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.2 points per game (1.7 below their season average).