The top-seeded Hofstra Pride (24-8, 16-2 CAA) are taking on the No. 4 seed UNC Wilmington Seahawks (23-9, 12-6 CAA) in the CAA Tournament on Monday at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena. The matchup is scheduled for 6:00 PM.
The Pride are currently strong 7-point favorites against the Seahawks. The game’s point total is 132.5.
Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington Odds
Point Spread for Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing Hofstra as the favorite.
Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Hofstra has -321 odds to pick up the win, while UNC Wilmington is listed at +255 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 132.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena
Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington Betting Trends
Hofstra is 21-11-0 against the spread this year. The Pride have been chosen as favorites in 19 games this year and have walked away with the win 18 times (94.7%) in those games. Hofstra’s games this year have hit the over 15 times in 30 opportunities (50%).
UNC Wilmington has played 30 games, with 17 wins, against the spread. The Seahawks have been the underdog on the moneyline 12 total times this season. They’ve gone 4-8 in those games. UNC Wilmington’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 14 times in 30 opportunities (46.7%).
Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington Key Players to Watch
Aaron Estrada is tops on his team in both points (20.4) and rebounds (5.5) per contest, and also averages 4.1 assists. At the other end, he averages 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Tyler Thomas puts up 16.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Jaquan Carlos posts a team-leading 4.8 assists per contest. He is also posting 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, shooting 35.4% from the field and 31% from beyond the arc with 1 made 3-pointers per game. Darlinstone Dubar averages 10.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Trazarien White is the Seahawks’ top scorer (13.9 points per game) and rebounder (5.8), and delivers 1.8 assists. Amari Kelly gives the Seahawks 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Maleeck Harden-Hayes is averaging 9.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, making 46.6% of his shots from the field and 37.5% from 3-point range, with 1.2 triples per contest. Shykeim Phillips gives the Seahawks 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also puts up 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Hofstra Pride
Hofstra and its CAA opponents have combined to go over the point total eight out of 19 times this season. This season, the Pride are averaging 74.8 points per game (109th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 65 points per contest (43rd-ranked). Hofstra ranks 202nd in the country with 31.4 rebounds per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 320th with 33.6 rebounds allowed per contest.
Hofstra ranks 57th in the nation with 8.6 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 50th with a 36.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Pride are surrendering 6.7 treys per game this season (114th-ranked in college basketball), and they are allowing a 30.4% three-point percentage (21st-best).
The Pride are 9-1 against the spread and 10-0 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Hofstra has hit the over four times. In its last 10 games, Hofstra has been putting up 78.3 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 74.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Hofstra has been tougher on the defensive side of the ball as of late, allowing 57.9 points per game over its past 10 outings compared to the 65 points per game its opponents average on the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the UNC Wilmington Seahawks
UNC Wilmington’s conference games have gone over the point total nine out of 19 times this season. At 68.9 points scored per game and 64.1 points allowed, the Seahawks are 252nd in college basketball offensively and 34th defensively. UNC Wilmington is 281st in the country in rebounds per game (30) and 84th in rebounds allowed (29.5).
At 6.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.8% from downtown, UNC Wilmington is 301st and 207th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. The Seahawks are the 20th-best team in the country in 3-pointers allowed (5.7 per game) and 26th in 3-point percentage defensively (30.5%).
The Seahawks are 4-5-1 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, UNC Wilmington has gone over the total six times. UNC Wilmington has performed worse offensively over its last 10 games, tallying 68.1 points per contest, 0.8 fewer points its than season average of 68.9. The Seahawks are surrendering 66.7 points per contest over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 64.1 points allowed.
Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Hofstra, and we expect that Hofstra will cover the spread (Hofstra -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.
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