Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington CAA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, March 6, 2023
The No. 1 seed Hofstra Pride (24-8, 16-2 CAA) are favored by 7 points in the CAA Tournament when they square off the No. 4 seed UNC Wilmington Seahawks (23-9, 12-6 CAA) Monday at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena, tipping off at 6:00 PM on CBS Sports Network. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has a point total of 132.5.
Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington Odds
- Hofstra odds to win: -321
- UNC Wilmington odds to win: +255
- Spread: Hofstra (-7)
- Total: 132.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
- Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Where: Washington D.C.
- Venue: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena
Who Will Win Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington?
Hofstra and UNC Wilmington Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Hofstra is 11-4 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
UNC Wilmington has a 2-3 record against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this season.
These teams average 143.7 points per game combined, 11.2 more than the total of 132.5.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.4 fewer points per game (129.1) than this game’s total of 132.5 points.
The average total for Hofstra’s games this season is 7.3 more points than the over/under of 132.5 in this game.
Seahawks games this season have averaged a total of 133 points, 0.5 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Pride have gone 21-11-0 ATS this season.
The Seahawks have a 17-12-1 record against the spread this year.
Hofstra Stats & Insights
Hofstra is outscoring opponents by 9.8 points per game with a +313 scoring differential overall. It puts up 74.8 points per game (109th in college basketball) and gives up 65 per contest (43rd in college basketball).
Hofstra loses the rebound battle by 2.2 boards on average. it records 31.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 202nd in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 33.6 per contest.
The Pride knock down 1.9 more threes per contest than the opposition, 8.6 (57th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.7.
Hofstra puts up 98.8 points per 100 possessions (55th in college basketball), while allowing 85.9 points per 100 possessions (50th in college basketball).
The Pride are putting up 79.5 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 6.3 more points than they’re averaging on the road (73.2).
UNC Wilmington Stats & Insights
UNC Wilmington’s +155 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 4.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 68.9 points per game (252nd in college basketball) while giving up 64.1 per contest (34th in college basketball).
The 30 rebounds per game UNC Wilmington accumulates rank 281st in the nation. Their opponents record 29.5.
UNC Wilmington makes 6.2 three-pointers per game (301st in college basketball) at a 33.8% rate (207th in college basketball), compared to the 5.7 its opponents make, shooting 30.5% from deep.
UNC Wilmington’s 94.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 170th in college basketball, and the 87.8 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 76th in college basketball.
In 2022-23 the Seahawks are scoring 12.3 more points per game at home (75.5) than on the road (63.2).
Hofstra Key Players to Watch
The Pride leader in points and rebounds is Aaron Estrada, who scores 20.4 points and pulls down 5.5 boards per game.
Jaquan Carlos is Hofstra’s best passer, dispensing 4.8 assists per game while scoring 6.3 PPG.
Tyler Thomas makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pride, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.6 per contest.
The Hofstra steals leader is Carlos, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Nelson Boachie-Yiadom, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.
UNC Wilmington Key Players to Watch
Trazarien White sits on top of the Seahawks leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Jamarii Thomas notches more assists than any other UNC Wilmington teammate with 2.3 per game. He also scores 7.3 points and pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game.
Donovan Newby knocks down 1.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Seahawks.
Shykeim Phillips (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for UNC Wilmington while Amari Kelly (0.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Hofstra 72, UNC Wilmington 64
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