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William & Mary vs Delaware Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Tribe vs Fightin’ Blue Hens Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: William & Mary Tribe at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
- Where: Newark at Bob Carpenter Center
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: William & Mary +6.5, WM +230 | DEL -295 O/U 135.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Delaware, the William & Mary Tribe will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 8-11. So far, the Tribe have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 1-8. For the season, William & Mary has been the underdog in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 5-11. 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 11.42 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 16.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.16 rebounds per game and 4.74 assists. Ben Wight is the second leading scorer for the Tribe, averaging 10.58 points per game. Between him and Wight, they are accounting for 32.2% 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.
Fightin’ Blue Hens Preview:
The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 10-9. So far this season, Delaware has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Fightin’ Blue Hens as the -6.5 point favorites. The Fightin’ Blue Hens have been favored 8 times, going 4-4 straight up.
Delaware’s leading scorer this season is Jyare Davis, who is averaging 16.32 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 23.56% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.26 rebounds per game and 3.26 assists. Jameer Nelson Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, averaging 19.67 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 46.0% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Delaware is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 35.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens -6.5
Leading into this matchup, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Delaware has a field goal percentage of 46.9, good for 61st in college basketball. Although Delaware hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -6.5.