The CAA conference champion will be decided on Tuesday when the No. 2 seed Charleston (SC) Cougars (30-3, 16-2 CAA) and the No. 4 UNC Wilmington Seahawks (24-9, 12-6 CAA) face off at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday’s game between the Cougars and the Seahawks sees the Cougars as a strong, 9.5-point favorite. The matchup has an over/under of 141.5.
Charleston (SC) vs. UNC Wilmington Odds
Point Spread for Charleston (SC) vs. UNC Wilmington
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Charleston (SC) as the favorite.
Charleston (SC) vs. UNC Wilmington Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Charleston (SC) has -504 odds to pick up the win, while UNC Wilmington is listed at +378 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 141.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena
Charleston (SC) vs. UNC Wilmington Betting Trends
Charleston (SC) has 19 wins against the spread in 32 games this year. The Cougars have won in 27, or 93.1%, of the 29 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Charleston (SC)’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 45.2% of the time (14 out of 31 games with a set point total).
UNC Wilmington is 18-12-1 against the spread this season. The Seahawks have been the moneyline underdog 13 total times this season. They’ve finished 5-8 in those games. UNC Wilmington’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 15 times in 31 opportunities (48.4%).
Charleston (SC) vs. UNC Wilmington Key Players to Watch
Ryan Larson puts up a team-best 4.2 assists per game. He is also putting up 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds, shooting 41.5% from the floor and 31.4% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Ante Brzovic registers a team-best 5.8 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s averaging 11.5 points and 0.9 assists, shooting 46% from the floor. Dalton Bolon leads his team in points per game (12.7), and also puts up 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists. At the other end, he puts up 0.7 steals and 0 blocked shots. Pat Robinson III is putting up 10.8 points, 1 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest.
Trazarien White paces the Seahawks in scoring (14.2 points per game) and rebounding (5.9), and produces 1.8 assists. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Amari Kelly gives the Seahawks 7.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Maleeck Harden-Hayes is putting up 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, making 48% of his shots from the floor and 38.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 triples per game. The Seahawks receive 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game from Shykeim Phillips.
What you need to know about the Charleston (SC) Cougars
Charleston (SC)’s CAA games have hit the over 10 out of 20 times this season. The Cougars have been lifted by their offense, as they rank 13th-best in college basketball by posting 81.3 points per game. They rank 102nd in college basketball in points allowed (67.6 per contest). Charleston (SC) is allowing 30 boards per game this season (108th-ranked in college basketball), but it has provided a lift by grabbing 37.7 rebounds per contest (second-best).
Charleston (SC) is top-25 this season in three-point shooting, ranking eighth-best in college basketball with 10.2 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 210th with a 33.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With 6 three-pointers conceded per game, the Cougars are 36th in the nation. They are ceding a 30.9% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 35th in college basketball.
The Cougars have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Charleston (SC) has hit the over six times. In its last 10 games, Charleston (SC) has been racking up 84.2 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 81.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Charleston (SC)’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (64.8) is 2.8 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (67.6).
What you need to know about the UNC Wilmington Seahawks
UNC Wilmington has covered 10 times in 20 chances against the spread in conference play this year. In 2022-23, the Seahawks are 245th in the country offensively (69.2 points scored per game) and 34th defensively (64.4 points allowed). UNC Wilmington collects 30.3 rebounds per game and give up 29.5 boards, ranking 265th and 84th, respectively, in college basketball.
UNC Wilmington makes 6.2 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 301st and 207th, respectively, in the country. The Seahawks are the 24th-best squad in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (5.8 per game) and 33rd in 3-point percentage defensively (30.7%).
The Seahawks are 5-4-1 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. UNC Wilmington has hit the over in seven of its past 10 games. UNC Wilmington is posting 70.8 points per game in its last 10 games, which is 1.6 more than its average for the season (69.2). The Seahawks are allowing 69.1 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 4.7 more points than they are allowing for the season (64.4).
Charleston (SC) vs. UNC Wilmington Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Charleston (SC), and we project that UNC Wilmington will cover the spread (Charleston (SC) -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 141.5 points.
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