William & Mary Tribe vs. Virginia Cavaliers Betting Prediction 12/22/18

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The William & Mary Tribe (4-7) and their sensational offense visit Virginia to take on the fifth-ranked Cavaliers (10-0) and their superb defense. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018, and will air on ACC Network.

William & Mary Tribe vs. Virginia Cavaliers Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Cavaliers had no trouble getting past the Towson Tigers 73-42, while the Tribe beat the High Point Panthers 79-69.

The Tribe had a much better free throw rate (0.291 vs. 0.183) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.573 vs. 0.483). Virginia, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 7.5 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.574. Towson was 20.9 and 0.366, respectively, for those same stats. Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter had a good game, recording 13 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Pierce fueled William & Mary with 23 points and 14 rebounds.

The high-powered offense of Virginia will face off against the porous defense of William & Mary. The Cavaliers rank 10th in offensive efficiency, while the Tribe are 339th in defensive efficiency. The Cavaliers should have the advantage on that end of the court.

William & Mary at Virginia ATS Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Virginia, ATS Winner – William & Mary, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Virginia ranks fifth in assists allowed per game (8.8) while William & Mary ranks 180th (14.5).
  • The Cavaliers allow the 15th-fewest rebounds per game (30.2) while the Tribe rank 59th (34.3).
  • Virginia is 29th in the country with 2.5 blocks allowed per game while William & Mary is 56th with 2.6 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Cavaliers rank 14th in three pointers allowed per game (17.7) while the Tribe rank 143rd (22.2).
  • Virginia ranks fifth in steals allowed per game (4.2) while William & Mary ranks 117th (7.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tribe’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.4, up from 4.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cavaliers have scored an average of 77.2 points per game (4.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 50.0 points per game (1.3 below their season average).