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William & Mary vs Charleston Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Tribe vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: William & Mary Tribe at Charleston Cougars
  • Where: Charleston at TD Arena
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: William & Mary +16.5, WM +1100 | CHAR -2489 O/U 144.5

Tribe Preview:

The William & Mary Tribe will be looking to pick up their 19th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Tribe will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 1-7. So far, the Tribe have been the underdog 15 times, going 5-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +16.5 underdogs on the spread.

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William & Mary’s leading scorer this season is Anders Nelson, who is averaging 11.39 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 16.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.22 rebounds per game and 4.72 assists. Gabe Dorsey is the second leading scorer for the Tribe, averaging 10.61 points per game. Between him and Dorsey, they are accounting for 31.8% 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.

Cougars Preview:

Charleston will take their 17 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 18-1. Currently, the Cougars have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 12-0. The Cougars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -16.5 points in their favor. For the season, Charleston has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 15-0.

Charleston’s leading scorer this season is Dalton Bolon, who is averaging 13.63 points per contest. So far, Bolon has accounted for 17.01% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.37 rebounds per game and 1.21 assists. Ryan Larson is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 11.21 points per game. Between him and Larson, they are accounting for 31.0% of the team’s scoring.

Charleston comes into today’s matchup vs William & Mary, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cougars have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 220th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: William & Mary Tribe +16.5

The Charleston Cougars will tip off their matchup over William & Mary Tribe as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -16.5. Our analysis like’s Charleston’s chances to pull home with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Charleston and William & Mary are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Charleston, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Cougars don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-4 (last 5), we like their chances to come home with the ATS win.

 


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