William & Mary at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena
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The William & Mary Tribe travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 22.5 point favorites.
William & Mary comes into this game with an overall record of 4-7. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 81.3 per contest. Virginia has an overall mark of 10-0. They are averaging 72.4 points per contest and giving up 51.3, which is a point differential of 21.1.
Valuable William & Mary Tribe Betting Trends
The William & Mary Tribe are 3-6-0 against the spread
The William & Mary Tribe are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-3-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Key William & Mary Tribe Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nathan Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Justin Pierce averages 17.6 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Ty Jerome averages 14.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
William & Mary averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 72nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 277th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 13.5 per game. The Tribe allow 81.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 328th in the country. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 331st and 347th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 140th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 263rd place in Division 1. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 232nd in the country with 72.4 points per game this year. They are 99th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 21.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 43rd in the nation. They are 305th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.8 boards per game, and 94th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 8.0. The Cavaliers surrender 51.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 8.8 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 30.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 177th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Tribe are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 175th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 59th. As a team they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 59th in Division 1. William & Mary is 156th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 117.3, which is ranked 12th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 61.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 74th. As a unit they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in the country.
Who will win tonight's William & Mary/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -22.5
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