William & Mary Tribe vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 12/14/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: William & Mary Tribe vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Location: Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: William & Mary (+6.5)
The William & Mary Tribe (0-1) travel to Charles E. Smith Center on Monday where they'll take on the George Washington Colonials (1-4). George Washington opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 150.5.
William & Mary will play this game with a win-loss record of 0-1 so far this year. The Tribe are hitting 50.0% on shots from beyond the arc (12 of 24) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They average 78 points per game (104th in the nation) while shooting 50.9% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 15 times per game and as a group are committing 21 personal fouls per game. As a unit, William & Mary is collecting 31 boards per game and has totaled 18 assists on the season, which is 299th in the country in terms of passing. Defensively, the Tribe are forcing 8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16 personal fouls. The Tribe defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.8% (32 of 63) and they concede 34.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 27th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 20 surrendered on the season. They concede 43.8% from beyond the arc while they are 302nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (86).
The William & Mary Tribe faced off with the Old Dominion Monarchs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-78 in their last contest. William & Mary finished the game with a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 of 53) and made 12 of their 24 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Tribe converted 12 of 17 tries for a rate of 70.6%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 18 assists for the game while getting 4 steals and 4 blocked shots. With respect to defense, William & Mary allowed 50.9% from the floor on 27 of 53. Old Dominion dished out 20 assists and 6 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Monarchs grabbed 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Old Dominion ended up shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by burying 15 of 20 tries. They converted 7 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Connor Kochera is one player who saw a lot of minutes for the contest. He walked away with 19 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He played for 35 mins and collected 3 rebounds. Kochera finished 66.7% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Tribe was Luke Loewe. He pulled down 3 boards and accounted for 10 assists. He finished 55.6% from the field in this game by shooting 5-of-9 (16 points). Overall, Loewe played for 35 min.
George Washington has a record of 1-4 this season. As an offensive team, the Colonials are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 147th in college basketball. George Washington has scored 380 pts this season (76.0 per game) and they collect 38.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 12.6 times per game (217th in Division 1) and they turn it over 17.2 times per game. The Colonials commit 14.6 personal fouls every game and they go 71.6% from the charity stripe. The Colonials are ranked 259th in D-1 in points given up per game with 77.8. They have given up 18.2 dimes and 36.2 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 303rd and 184th in Division 1. The George Washington defense surrenders 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (51 of 146) and opponents are converting on 71.9% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 14.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.5% from the field (187th in Division 1).
In their last game, the George Washington Colonials took a defeat with a final score of 68-65 when they played the Delaware Blue Hens. The Colonials were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the matchup. They blocked 3 shots while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Blue Hens were called for 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Colonials to the free throw line for a total of 11 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 90.9%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, George Washington converted 9 of 18 tries (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Colonials ended up shooting 23 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.2%. The Colonials permitted the Blue Hens to bury 24 of 59 tries from the field which had them sitting at 40.7% in the game. They finished the game shooting 35.7% from distance via 10 out of 28 and finished the contest at 10 out of 12 at the charity stripe (83.3%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, George Washington permitted Delaware to collect 32 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Jamison Battle was pivotal for the Colonials for this contest. He converted 4 out of 14 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 28.6%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Battle collected 6 rebounds in his 30 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for George Washington was James Bishop. He walked away with 14 points in his 32 minutes played by way of 5 of 15 shooting in this matchup. Bishop finished going 33.3% from the floor and also collecting 5 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take William & Mary (+6.5)
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