Best Drexel vs. UNC Wilmington Betting Picks for Thursday, Feb. 8 (Seahawks Set for Revenge)

Find out why bettors can feel confident in a Seahawks bounce-back win
Shykeim Phillips averages 1.7 steals per game for the Seahawks
Shykeim Phillips averages 1.7 steals per game for the Seahawks / Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks (16-6) bring a two-game winning streak into tonight's matchup hosting the Drexel Dragons (15-8).

UNC Wilmington fell to Drexel 78-63 last month, but the Seahawks had four straight wins over their conference foe prior to the stunning loss. They're solid favorites in this contest and I've got confidence that the Seahawks will get their revenge.

Let's take a look at the latest betting odds before jumping into the matchup.

Drexel vs. UNC Wilmington Odds, Spread and Total

The Seahawks are 4.5-point favorites and these are several reasons to believe this will be a much better performance than last month. In that original game, Drexel shot an absurd 47.4% from beyond the arc, significantly better than their season average of 32.4% (240th nationally).

On the other end, UNC Wilmington shot 20% from three-point range and 31% from the field overall. Considering the Seahawks shoot 49.7% from the field on average, we can expect regression there.

Maleek Harden-Hayes really struggled, shooting 1-10 and 0-6 from beyond the arc, both his worst performances of the season. Provided the Seahawks don't put up another clunker, they can take advantage of the Dragons in transition, as the latter ranks 160th in turnover rate (17.1%).

UNC Wilmington, on the other hand, leads the country in turnover rate (12.6%). Expect Trazerien White and Shykeim Phillips, who combine to average over 2.5 steals per game, to lead the charge.

Drexel hasn't won in this building since 2014, spanning seven games, and haven't covered the spread in the last four losses. The Dragons aren't winning tonight either - feel comfortable taking the points with the Seahawks.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.