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The UNC Wilmington Seahawks look to move one step closer to a Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship when they take on the Hofstra Pride on Monday. The Seahawks (16-6, 10-1), who are coming off one of their best offensive performances of the season in a 92-70 win at William & Mary on Saturday, eye their first regular season sweep of Hofstra since 2017. The Pride (14-9, 6-4), who snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday with an 85-78 overtime win over James Madison, has played well at home this season, going 8-1. UNC Wilmington is 7-4 on the road in 2021-22.

The game from Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, N.Y., is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. ET. UNC Wilmington is averaging 70.6 points per game, while Hofstra averages 77.5. The Pride are six-point favorites in the latest UNC Wilmington vs. Hofstra odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 145. Before making any Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on UNCW vs. Hofstra, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Hofstra vs. UNCW:

  • UNC Wilmington vs. Hofstra spread: Hofstra -6
  • UNC Wilmington vs. Hofstra over-under: 145 points
  • UNC Wilmington vs. Hofstra money line: Hofstra -260, UNCW +210
  • UNCW: The Seahawks are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
  • HOF: The Pride are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss
Featured Game | Hofstra Pride vs. UNC-Wilmington Seahawks

Why UNC Wilmington can cover 

Junior guard Shykeim Phillips is one of three Seahawks players averaging in double-digit scoring. Phillips averages 11.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, two assists and 1.8 steals per game. He is connecting on 48.8 percent of his shots from the floor, including 42.9 percent of his free throws, and 77.8 percent of his free throws. Phillips has reached double-figure scoring 14 times, including 10 of the past 11 games. In the last meeting against Hofstra, he finished with 10 points and one block.

Graduate guard Jaylen Fornes, who comes off the bench, is averaging nine points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He is coming off a season-high 19-point, nine-assist effort on Saturday at William & Mary. He has reached double-figure scoring nine times this season, including in six of the past nine games. In the Jan. 29 win over Hofstra, he scored nine points on 3 of 8 shooting and grabbed two rebounds.

Why Hofstra can cover

The Pride won both meetings against UNC Wilmington last year. Junior guard Aaron Estrada leads the team, averaging 18 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. In Saturday's overtime win over James Madison, Estrada scored a career-high 35 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists. He has reached 30 or more points in two of his last four games and three times this season. Estrada scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the last meeting with the Seahawks.

Graduate student guard Zach Cooks is also a big part of the Pride's offense. He averages 15 points, 3.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. He is coming off a 16-point, four-assist performance against James Madison. He has scored in double figures in 14 of 17 games, including three games of 20 or more points. He scored a season-high 29 points in a 73-63 win at Duquesne on Nov. 13.

How to make Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 147 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine

So who wins UNC Wilmington vs. Hofstra? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $2,400 on its top-rated college basketball picks the last five years, and find out.