William & Mary Tribe at UNCW Seahawks Betting Prediction 01/24/19

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The William & Mary Tribe (7-12, 3-4 CAA) will be at Raiford G. Trask Coliseum to clash with the UNCW Seahawks (7-13, 3-4 CAA) in a CAA matchup. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

William & Mary Tribe vs. UNCW Seahawks ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Seahawks fell to the Northeastern Huskies, 88-71, while the Tribe were defeated by the Elon Phoenix, 76-71.

William & Mary had a free throw rate of 0.217 (above their season average of 0.211) while UNCW held Northeastern to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6 (below the 27.9 mark opponents have averaged against UNCW this season). UNCW was led by Devontae Cacok, who had 23 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Nathan Knight fueled William & Mary with 18 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.

The Tribe dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last game, William & Mary won 96-83. William & Mary was effective at getting and making free throws. The Tribe made 23 of their 26 free throws (88.5 percent), while the Seahawks were 11-15 (73.3 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, William & Mary should have a considerable advantage. The sweet-shooting Tribe offense ranks 89th in the country in that metric at 0.536, while the porous UNCW defense is ranked 331st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.546).

William & Mary Tribe vs. UNCW Seahawks Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – UNCW, ATS Winner – UNCW, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • William & Mary ranks 63rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while UNCW ranks 260th in three pointers allowed per game (26.7).
  • The Seahawks average 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 81st in the NCAA. The Tribe rank 143rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
  • The Tribe rank 38th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Seahawks rank 183rd (1.9).
  • William & Mary averages 17.1 assists per game, which ranks 21st in the NCAA. UNCW ranks 141st in assists allowed per game (13.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Seahawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.0, up from 4.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tribe have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (0.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.6 points per game (1.5 below their season average).