Charleston Cougars at William & Mary Tribe Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The Charleston Cougars (11-6, 5-0 CAA) and the William & Mary Tribe (12-5, 4-0 CAA) face off at Kaplan Arena. The Cougars will try to lengthen their six-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Charleston Cougars vs. William & Mary Tribe ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Tribe defeated the UNCW Seahawks 79-63, while the Cougars beat the Elon Phoenix 73-65.

Charleston played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.614 (above their season average of 0.256) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 (below their season average of 24.5). For those same stats, Elon was 0.189 and 18.2, respectively. Meanwhile, William & Mary dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2 (above their season average of 25.2) and a free throw rate of 0.393 (above their season average of 0.202). For those same stats, UNCW was 22.5 and 0.254, respectively. Nathan Knight had a good game for William & Mary, recording 17 points, 17 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Grant Riller played a pivotal role for Charleston with 30 points and seven rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Tribe won the last game 86-84. One of William & Mary’s largest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 27 free throw attempts, while Charleston had just 12. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

William & Mary should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Tribe currently rank 84th in offensive efficiency, while the Cougars rank 201st in defensive efficiency. Also, the Cougars rank 290th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.4 percent), while the Tribe rank 24th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.9 percent).

Charleston vs. William & Mary Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – William & Mary, ATS Winner – William & Mary, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • William & Mary ranks 98th in assists per game (14.0) while Charleston ranks 232nd (10.8).
  • The Tribe average 3.6 blocks per game, which ranks 86th in the NCAA. The Cougars rank 127th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
  • The Tribe rank 39th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while the Cougars rank 160th (36.1).
  • Charleston ranks 35th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while William & Mary ranks 119th (6.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tribe have scored an average of 75.8 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (0.1 below their season average).
  • The Cougars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 4.5 for the season.