William & Mary Tribe vs Hampton Pirates Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: William & Mary Tribe vs Hampton Pirates
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Convocation Center in Hampton, VA
Odds/Point Spread: William & Mary (-4)
The William & Mary Tribe (1-1) travel to Convocation Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Hampton Pirates (1-2). Hampton opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The O/U opens at 152.5.
William & Mary will enter this matchup with a record of 1-1 this year. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.5 fouls every game. As a unit, William & Mary is snagging 30.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 30 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 292nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Tribe are shooting 38.1% on 3-pointers (16 of 42) and 79.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 81.5 points per contest (64th in Division 1) while hitting 50.8% from the field. On the defensive end, the Tribe have forced 10.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.0 fouls. The Tribe defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 49.6% (62 of 125) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are 41st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 32 surrendered on the season. They surrender 34.3% on 3-point shots while they are 304th in D-1 in points per game allowed (85.0).
The William & Mary Tribe stepped onto the hardwood against the George Washington Colonials and took home the win by a score of 85-84 in their last game. William & Mary walked away from the game having earned a 50.8% field goal percentage (33 of 65) and made 4 out of their 18 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tribe buried 15 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled a total of 25 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 assists for this contest in addition to having 6 steals and 5 blocked shots. In relation to defense, William & Mary allowed the other team to shoot 50.8% from the field on 33 out of 65. George Washington earned 12 assists and 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Colonials grabbed 35 rebounds (13 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 5 rejections. George Washington finished the game at 82.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 19 of their 23 tries. They also converted 5 out of their 19 attempts from three-point range.
Luke Loewe is a player who had an impact in the game. He accounted for 24 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 41 minutes and pulled down 5 rebounds. Loewe finished 47.6% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this contest for the Tribe was Yuri Covington. He collected 5 boards and also accounted for 4 assists. He ended up going 43.8% from the floor for the contest by shooting 7-of-16 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Covington was on the court for 38 min.
Hampton has a win-loss mark of 1-2 this year. Hampton has earned 210 pts on the campaign (70.0 per contest) and they pull in 36.0 rebounds per game. The Pirates are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls per contest and they go 68.3% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Pirates are shooting 37.6% from the field, which is ranked 326th in Division 1. They are getting an assist 13.7 times per contest (169th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per game. The Pirates are ranked 266th in college hoops in PPG given up with 77.7. They are forcing 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 49.1% from the field (305th in Division 1). The Hampton defense allows 32.1% on 3-pointers (18 of 56) and their opposition makes 67.2% of their free throw shots. They have given up 13.0 dimes and 41.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 184th and 292nd in college basketball.
For their last game, the Hampton Pirates took a loss by a score of 79-64 against the VMI Keydets. The Pirates earned 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the game. They blocked 7 tries while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Keydets earned 9 personal fouls for this game which got the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 10 shots. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 60.0%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Hampton converted 10 out of 25 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Pirates finished 24 out of 63 from the floor which had them at 38.1%. The Pirates permitted the Keydets to knock down 30 out of 65 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 46.2% for the game. They went 35.7% from three-point range by shooting 10 of 28 and finished the game at 9 of 10 at the charity stripe (90.0%). In the matter of team rebounding, Hampton allowed VMI to snag 43 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Davion Warren ended up having an impact for the Pirates in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 19 for this contest for a field goal rate of 36.8%, which gave him 20 points. Warren pulled down 7 boards in his 36 mins and had 2 assists in the game. Someone else who saw a lot of action for Hampton was Dajour Dickens. He totaled 10 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 7 shooting in this game. Dickens walked away from this one going 71.4% from the field while earning 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hampton (+4) and under 152.5 points
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