UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel CAA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023
The No. 4 seed UNC Wilmington Seahawks (22-9, 12-6 CAA) square off against the No. 5 seed Drexel Dragons (17-14, 10-8 CAA) as 1.5-point favorites in the CAA Tournament Sunday at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena, beginning at 2:30 PM on FloSports. Both teams will look to take one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s over/under is set at 123.5.
UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel Odds
- UNC Wilmington odds to win: -124
- Drexel odds to win: +104
- Spread: UNC Wilmington (-1.5)
- Total: 123.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV: FloSports
- Where: Washington D.C.
- Venue: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena
Who Will Win UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel?
UNC Wilmington and Drexel Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 1.5-point favorites this season, UNC Wilmington is 9-6-1 against the spread.
Drexel has an 8-6 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 1.5 points or more.
These teams average 135.5 points per game combined, 12.0 more than the total of 123.5.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.6 more points per game, 126.1, than this game’s total of 123.5 points.
The average point total in UNC Wilmington’s games this year is 9.3 more points than the total of 123.5 in this matchup.
The average total for Dragons games this year is 5.2 more points than the point total of 123.5 in this outing.
So far this season, the Seahawks have put together a 16-12-1 record against the spread.
So far this season, the Dragons have put together a 16-13-1 record against the spread.
UNC Wilmington Stats & Insights
UNC Wilmington is outscoring opponents by 4.8 points per game with a +150 scoring differential overall. It puts up 68.8 points per game (255th in college basketball) and gives up 64 per contest (33rd in college basketball).
UNC Wilmington pulls down 30.2 rebounds per game (269th in college basketball) compared to the 29.6 of its opponents.
The Seahawks knock down 6.2 three-pointers per game (300th in college basketball) at a 33.8% rate (207th in college basketball), compared to the 5.7 their opponents make while shooting 30.4% from beyond the arc.
UNC Wilmington averages 93.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (177th in college basketball), and allows 87.3 points per 100 possessions (72nd in college basketball).
When playing at home, the Seahawks are scoring 12.3 more points per game (75.5) than they are in away games (63.2).
Drexel Stats & Insights
Drexel puts up 66.7 points per game (308th in college basketball) while allowing 62.1 per outing (17th in college basketball). It has a +143 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 4.6 points per game.
Drexel ranks 145th in the nation at 32.3 rebounds per game. That’s 3.0 more than the 29.3 its opponents average.
Drexel connects on 1.9 more threes per contest than the opposition, 7.2 (203rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 5.3.
Drexel ranks 249th in college basketball with 91 points scored per 100 possessions, and 32nd defensively with 84.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home the Dragons are scoring 71.1 points per game, 9.7 more than they are averaging away (61.4).
UNC Wilmington Key Players to Watch
The scoring and rebounding leader for the Seahawks is Trazarien White, who puts up 13.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
UNC Wilmington’s best passer is Jamarii Thomas, who averages 2.3 assists per game to go with his 7.2 PPG scoring average.
Donovan Newby leads the Seahawks in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Shykeim Phillips is UNC Wilmington’s leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Amari Kelly leads them in blocks with one per contest.
Drexel Key Players to Watch
Amari Williams sits atop the Dragons leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 13.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
Justin Moore records more assists than any other Drexel teammate with 2.9 per game. He also averages 8.9 points and pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game.
Coletrane Washington knocks down 1.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Dragons.
Drexel’s leader in steals and blocks is Williams with 1.4 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.
UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel Prediction
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UNC Wilmington 66, Drexel 64
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