The 2023 CAA Tournament is coming to a conclusion with an incredible championship matchup. The 2nd seed Charleston Cougars will go head to head versus the 4th seed UNC-Wilmington Seahawks with a spot for the 2023 NCAA Tournament as a reward. Charleston boasts a 30-3 overall record, including a still running 9 game winning streak. UNC Wilmington is 24-9 overall, arriving at this position after an upset win against the 2nd seed Hofstra Pride back on Monday.
Tip Off is set to start at 7 pm Eastern Time hosted in Washington D.C.
UNC Wilmington is led on offense by sophomore forward Trazarien White, he is coming off a win versus Hofstra recording 21 points plus 11 rebounds. UNC Wilmington ranks in the top 20% for free throw creation this season, while completing 71.5% of said free throw attempts. Looking at their defense, UNC Wilmington should have what it takes to control the court against a stacked Charleston offensive lineup.
The Seahawks rank top 4 in the CAA for defensive efficiency, with them leading the conference at created turnovers on 21.5% of defensive possessions. Their previous opponents were only able to shoot 30.1% from deep against UNC Wilmington in conference play, however most importantly the Seahawks followed up these 3 point range misses by securing 73.6% of defensive rebounds.
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Taking a look at Charleston, they have the 2nd best win to loss ratio in the nation, mainly thanks to their top tier offensive productivity. A total of 6 different players average 9 points or more per game for Charleston making them the most efficient offensive team in the CAA.
Charleston’s main focus is range, completing 52.8% of 2 point attempts while taking 35.1% of 3 point attempts. The Cougars are a true pass focused team, committing a turnover on only 16.4% of offensive possessions thanks to their ability to pass around the 3 point range waiting patiently for the open shot.
UNC Wilmington does show good responses against 3 point range shots, however their inner defensive line tends to constantly give free throws on opponents jumpers or drives. Thus we give an edge to Charleston on this one.
UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Charleston Cougars Game Information
- Date: 03/07/2023
- Time: 07:00 PM ET
- Location: Hammel CourtEntertainment & Sports Arena, Washington, DC.
- How to Watch UNC Wilmington vs Charleston : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
UNC Wilmington vs Charleston Betting Lines
UNC Wilmington is +415 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $415.On the other side, Charleston is -550 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $18.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has UNC Wilmington at a 19.42% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Charleston has 84.62% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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