Charleston Cougars vs. William & Mary Tribe ATS Odds

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The William & Mary Tribe (17-11, 10-7 CAA) and Charleston Cougars (23-6, 14-3 CAA) will go head-to-head at Kaplan Arena to bring the regular season to an end. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Charleston Cougars at William & Mary Tribe Odds Preview

The last time the Cougars played, they won big over the Elon Phoenix, 79-58. Grant Riller was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Charleston dominated every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.7 (below their season average of 26.0) and a turnover percentage of 8.1 (better than their season average of 13.3). Elon recorded marks of 11.4 and 15.4, respectively, for those same stats.

The Tribe hope to keep it rolling after beating the UNCW Seahawks in their last game, 96-83. William & Mary was lifted by Justin Pierce, who was the teams high scorer with 22 points on 7-for-12 shooting. William & Mary played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.411 (above their season average of 0.254) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.652 (above their season average of 0.601). For those same stats, UNCW put up marks of 0.159 and 0.522, respectively.

It might turn into a shootout as a pair of the nations best offenses clash. William & Mary currently ranks 10th with 118.4 points per 100 possessions and Charleston is 60th (112.0). The Cougars should be expected to protect the ball well. They rank 10th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.8 percent). Conversely, the Tribe force the 14th-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents turnover percentage of 15.4 percent).

Riller has been solid over the last five games for Charleston, averaging 27.4 points and 2.2 steals per game.

These teams have already met once this season. The Cougars won 82-77. The Cougars 9.4 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Tribe, who had a mark of 19.6. Riller was the games top overall scorer with 37 points.

Charleston Cougars vs. William & Mary Tribe Free Prediction

Free Pick: SU Winner – Charleston, ATS Winner – Charleston, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Cougars rank 251st in rebounds per game (33.1) while the Tribe rank 259th (32.8).
  • William & Mary averages 25.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 54th in the NCAA. Charleston ranks 61st in three pointers allowed per game (19.9).
  • William & Mary ranks ninth in assists per game (17.8) while Charleston ranks 249th (11.3).
  • The Cougars rank second in steals allowed per game (4.0) while the Tribe rank 131st (6.5).
  • William & Mary ranks 61st in blocks per game (4.1) while Charleston ranks 70th in blocks allowed per game (3.0).

Betting Trends:

  • The Tribes average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.4, up from 3.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 83.8 points per game (9.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.8 points per game (3.7 above their season average).