UNC Wilmington vs Drexel Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023

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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) in the CAA Tournament Sunday at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena, beginning at 2:30 PM. Both teams will attempt to get one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Sunday’s matchup between the Seahawks and the Dragons features a close line of UNC Wilmington -1.5. The matchup’s point total is 125.

UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel Odds

Point Spread for UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing UNC Wilmington as the favorite.

UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UNC Wilmington has -126 odds to pick up the win, while Drexel is listed at +106 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 125 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FloSports
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena

UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel Betting Trends

Against the spread, UNC Wilmington is 16-12-1 this year. The Seahawks have won in 16, or 94.1%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. UNC Wilmington’s games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 30 opportunities (43.3%).

In Drexel’s 30 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Dragons have been the moneyline underdog 15 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-9 in those games. Drexel has eclipsed the over/under 40% of the time this season (12 of 30 games with a set point total).

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UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel Key Players to Watch

UNC Wilmington

Trazarien White paces his squad in both points (13.9) and rebounds (5.7) per contest, and also posts 1.8 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Amari Kelly is posting 7.7 points, 0.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per contest. Maleeck Harden-Hayes posts 9.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Shykeim Phillips puts up 8.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.


Amari Williams is No. 1 on the Dragons in scoring (13.8 points per game) and rebounding (8.9), and produces 2.3 assists. He also posts 1.4 steals and 2.3 blocked shots. Lamar Oden Jr. is averaging 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, making 40.8% of his shots from the field and 30.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 triples per contest. Luke House gets the Dragons 8.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He also averages 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. The Dragons receive 9.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Coletrane Washington.

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What you need to know about the UNC Wilmington Seahawks

UNC Wilmington is 8-9-1 ATS in conference play this season. With 68.8 points per game on offense, the Seahawks are 255th in the nation. At the other end, they surrender 64 points per contest, which ranks 33rd in college basketball. This season, UNC Wilmington is averaging 30.2 rebounds per game (269th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 29.6 rebounds per contest (90th-ranked).

UNC Wilmington is sinking 6.2 three-pointers per game (300th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 33.8% shooting percentage (207th-ranked) from downtown. When it comes to defending three-pointers, it’s been a dominant stretch for the Seahawks, who are allowing 5.7 treys per game (20th-best in college basketball) and a 30.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc (21st-best).

The Seahawks are 4-5-1 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their past 10 contests. Five of UNC Wilmington’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. UNC Wilmington has seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 67 points per game in its last 10 contests, 1.8 points fewer than the 68.8 it has scored this season. The past 10 games have seen UNC Wilmington concede one more point per game (65) than its season-long average (64).

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What you need to know about the Drexel Dragons

Drexel has compiled a 10-8-1 ATS record so far this season in conference games. In 2022-23, the Dragons are 308th in the country offensively (66.7 points scored per game) and 17th-best on defense (62.1 points conceded). With 32.3 rebounds per game and 29.3 rebounds conceded, Drexel is 145th and 75th in college basketball, respectively.

Drexel is 203rd in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.2 per game) and 321st in 3-point percentage (31.5%). The Dragons are the ninth-best team in the country in 3-pointers allowed (5.3 per game) and 145th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.3%).

The Dragons are 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 games. Four of Drexel’s last 10 games have gone over the total. While Drexel is putting up 66.7 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its past 10 games, tallying 66 points per contest. The Dragons are surrendering 63.6 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 62.1 points allowed.

UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is UNC Wilmington, and we expect that Drexel will cover the spread (UNC Wilmington -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 125 points.

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How to bet UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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