Check out our free UNCW vs William & Mary pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Williamsburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
UNCW vs William & Mary Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Seahawks vs Tribe Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UNCW Seahawks at William & Mary Tribe
- Where: Williamsburg at Kaplan Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: UNCW -6.5, NCW -284 | WM +221 O/U 132.5
The UNCW Seahawks head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 18-6. So far, the Seahawks have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 7-4. This season, UNCW has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 12-1. For today’s contest, UNCW has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.
Trazarien White comes into today’s game as the Seahawks’ leading scorer at 13.12 points per contest. Not only has White been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNCW’s top rebounder at 5.58 boards per contest. Behind White, the team has benefited from the strong play of Maleeck Harden-Hayes, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.96 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.8% of his shots and is adding 4.5 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UNCW this season, as they are currently ranked 230th in college basketball at 70.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Seahawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.8%, placing them 332nd in the NCAA.
William & Mary heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-15. So far this season, William & Mary has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. For the season, William & Mary has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 5-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tribe being +6.5 point underdogs.
William & Mary’s leading scorer this season is Anders Nelson, who is averaging 11.96 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 17.46% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.42 rebounds per game and 4.54 assists. Gabe Dorsey is the second leading scorer for the Tribe, averaging 11.08 points per game. Between him and Dorsey, they are accounting for 33.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for William & Mary this season, as they are currently ranked 410th in college basketball at 63.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tribe’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 434th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: William & Mary Tribe +6.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the UNCW Seahawks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -6.5. However, we anticipate William & Mary putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Seahawks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Tribe to cover.