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Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington prediction, odds, line: 2022 CAA Tournament final picks, bets from proven model

The Delaware Blue Hens will have revenge on their minds when they take on the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in the 2022 Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship game on Tuesday. Delaware (21-12, 10-8) lost both regular-season meetings with UNC Wilmington in 2021-22, falling by two points on the road in late December before dropping a seven-point decision at home on Feb. 26. The Seahawks (23-8, 15-3) finished even with Towson for the best conference record this campaign and enters this contest with a five-game winning streak.

Tipoff from the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC is set for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Blue Hens are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 133. Before making any UNC Wilmington vs. Delaware picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $1,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Delaware vs. UNCW, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for UNCW vs. Delaware:

  • Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington spread: Blue Hens -2.5
  • Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington over-under: 133 points
  • Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington money line: Blue Hens -140, Seahawks +120
  • DEL: The Blue Hens are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games following a straight-up victory
  • UNCW: The Seahawks are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 contests as underdogs

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Why Delaware can cover

Jyare Davis did not play in the Blue Hens’ first matchup against UNC Wilmington this season but had his best offensive performance of his brief career in the second. The freshman forward, who is averaging 9.2 points this season, led all players with 23 points off the bench on 8-of-11 shooting and also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Davis also shot well in the Blue Hens’ 69-56 victory over Towson in the semifinals on Monday, converting seven of his 11 attempts for 14 points while grabbing eight boards.

Kevin Anderson went 4-for-6 from beyond the arc against the Tigers as he topped Delaware with 17 points. It was the first double-digit effort in five contests by the senior guard, who has averaged 11.1 points this campaign. Junior guard Jameer Nelson Jr. is recording a team-leading 13.8 points per game and has reached double figures in 11 straight contests after finishing with 11 against Towson on Monday.

Why UNC Wilmington can cover

The Seahawks are making their 12th appearance in the CAA championship game after recording a 60-57 triumph over Charleston in the semifinals. Jaylen Sims was the offensive star as he went 5-for-7 from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 26 points. The senior guard, who leads UNC Wilmington with an average of 16 points, also pulled down 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

Mike Okauru is second on the Seahawks in scoring as he’s averaging 12.7 points this season. The senior guard was the only other member of the team in double figures on Monday as he scored 11 while also recording four steals. Junior guard Shykeim Phillips recorded only seven points against Charleston but led UNC Wilmington with 16 in its victory over Delaware last month.

How to make UNC Wilmington vs. Delaware picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 144 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out. 

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