The UNCW Seahawks (8-19, 3-11 CAA) look to put an end to the five-game winning streak of Hofstra when they travel to Mack Sports Complex to take on the Pride (19-7, 10-3 CAA). Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
UNCW Seahawks vs. Hofstra Pride Betting Preview
In the Seahawks’ last matchup, they lost to the Northeastern Huskies, 71-63. UNCW’s Jaylen Sims had a good performance, recording 17 points and eight rebounds. One of Northeastern’s largest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 31 trips to the line, while UNCW went 19 times.
The Pride hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Charleston Cougars in their last matchup, 76-63. With 28 points on 10-for-14 shooting, Eli Pemberton was the top scorer from either team. Hofstra dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.0 (below their season average of 29.3) and a free throw rate of 0.208 (below their season average of 0.257). For those same stats, Charleston was 12.9 and 0.109, respectively.
The high-octane offense of Hofstra (37th in the country with an offensive efficiency of 110.0) will battle against the porous defense of UNCW (265th in the country with a defensive efficiency of 103.4). The Pride figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.
These two schools have already met once this season. The Pride won 63-61. Hofstra had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.538 vs. 0.432). UNCW, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.9 vs. 19.9). Mike Okauru was the top overall scorer in the game with 17 points.
UNCW Seahawks vs. Hofstra Pride Odds Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – UNCW, O/U – Under
The Seahawks allow the 27th-fewest blocks per game (2.5) while the Pride rank 29th (2.5).
Hofstra ranks 162nd in rebounds per game (35.1) while UNCW ranks 222nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.9).
The Pride rank 78th in steals per game (7.1) while the Seahawks rank 132nd in steals allowed per game (6.6).
Hofstra ranks 160th in three pointers attempted per game (21.8) while UNCW ranks 179th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
The Pride’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.2, up from 7.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Seahawks have scored an average of 64.2 points per game (4.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (0.7 below their season average).