The William & Mary Tribe (2-2) welcome the Old Dominion Monarchs (4-1) in a matchup that pits sensational offense against stifling defense. Old Dominion is a 5.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 136.5 points. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. William & Mary Tribe Betting Preview
The last time the Monarchs played, they were victorious over the Dayton Flyers, 75-67. With 10 points and 13 rebounds, B.J. Stith put together a good game for Old Dominion. Old Dominion played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.214 (above their season average of 0.213) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.9 (above their season average of 29.9). For those same stats, Dayton was 0.093 and 16.7, respectively.
The Tribe come in on a high note after dismantling the Shenandoah Hornets in their last outing, 103-54. Nathan Knight played a key role for William & Mary with 12 points and seven rebounds. William & Mary dominated every facet of the game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.691 (above their season average of 0.462) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.5 (above their season average of 21.9). Shenandoah was 0.324 and 31.4, respectively, for those same stats.
This showdown pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Since the 2016-17 season, William & Mary ranks 33rd in offensive efficiency and Old Dominion ranks 19th in defensive efficiency.
Since last season, the Monarchs are 23-13 straight up (SU) and 16-19 against the spread (ATS). Old Dominion games have gone under the projected point total 54.3 percent of the time since last season.
On the other hand, the Tribe, have records of 19-16 SU and 12-13-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when William & Mary has been involved over that same period as 61.5 percent of their games have ended over the O/U total.
The Tribe won the lone contest against the Monarchs last season, 65-54. William & Mary had a much better free throw rate (0.311 vs. 0.167). Old Dominion, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.4 vs. 14.8).
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. William & Mary Tribe Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – William & Mary, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Monarchs average 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 38th in the nation. The Tribe rank 164th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- Old Dominion ranks 55th in rebounds per game (38.3) while William & Mary ranks 175th in rebounds allowed per game (35.2).
- William & Mary ranks 59th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Old Dominion ranks 315th (15.9).
- The Monarchs rank 16th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Tribe rank 178th (6.4).
- William & Mary ranks 10th in assists per game (17.2) while Old Dominion ranks 162nd (13.5).