William & Mary Tribe vs Old Dominion Monarchs Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: William & Mary Tribe vs Old Dominion Monarchs
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA
Odds/Point Spread: William & Mary (+13.5)
Chartway Arena is the venue where and the Old Dominion Monarchs (13-19 last year) will play the William & Mary Tribe (21-11 last season) on Saturday. Old Dominion opens this game as 13.5-point favorites. The total is set at 140.5.
William & Mary steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a win-loss mark of 21-11 last year. They averaged 71.5 points per outing (163rd in the country) while shooting 46.4% from the field. The Tribe shot 34.6% on three-point shots (239 of 690) and 74.4% from the free throw line. As a team, William & Mary snagged 36.0 rebounds per game and totaled 435 dimes last season, which had them ranked 117th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 12.6 times per game and as a basketball team committed 15.6 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Tribe forced their opponents into 9.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 16.4 personal fouls. They were ranked 104th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 364 surrendered last year. The Tribe defense gave up a shooting percentage of 42.6% (811 of 1,905) and they relinquished 31.8 boards per game as a unit. They gave up 34.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were ranked 169th in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.0).
The William & Mary Tribe played the Elon Phoenix and went home with a loss by a final score of 68-63 in their last contest. William & Mary walked away from the game with a 41.2% field goal percentage (21 of 51) and knocked down 8 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tribe converted 13 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 11 dimes for this contest while earning 3 steals and 5 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, William & Mary allowed the other team to go 41.2% from the floor on 21 of 51. Elon recorded 15 dimes and 3 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Phoenix pulled down 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Elon walked away from this one shooting 53.8% from the free throw line by burying 7 of their 13 tries. They also made 13 of 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Luke Loewe is someone who had an impact for the game. He walked away with 5 points on 2 of 5 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and collected 2 boards. Loewe finished 40.0% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. One more player that saw the court a lot in this contest for the Tribe was Andy Van Vliet. He had 9 boards and also accumulated 3 assists. He finished shooting 36.4% from the floor in this matchup by going 4-of-11 (11 points). When the final whistle was blown, Vliet was on the hardwood for 34 minutes.
Old Dominion had a record of 13-19 last year. The Monarchs committed 17.0 fouls per contest and they went 69.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 10.6 times per contest (330th in college basketball) and they lost possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. Old Dominion accounted for 2,098 pts over the course of last year (65.6 per contest) and they collected 39.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Monarchs connected on 40.5% from the field, which was ranked 328th in the nation. The Monarchs on defense were ranked 68th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 65.6. The Old Dominion defense surrendered 33.8% on 3-point attempts (266 of 787) and opponents converted on 71.9% of their free throw shots. They forced their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 40.5% from the field (53rd in college basketball). They allowed 12.0 dimes and 33.9 rebounds every game, which was ranked 130th and 129th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Old Dominion Monarchs took a loss by a final score of 85-67 against the Maryland Terrapins. The Monarchs earned 24 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the matchup. They also blocked 3 tries while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Terrapins committed 17 fouls in this matchup which got the Monarchs to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to make 11 of them for a clip of 68.8%. With regard to three-point shots, Old Dominion converted 6 out of 33 attempts (18.2%). Overall, the Monarchs shot 25 for 66 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.9%. The Monarchs permitted the Terrapins to make 30 of 63 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.6% in the matchup. They shot 43.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 out of 23 and ended up shooting 15 of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Old Dominion allowed Maryland to collect 41 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Malik Curry was pivotal for the Monarchs for the game. He made 6 of 13 in the game for a field goal rate of 46.2%, which earned him 17 points. Curry collected 3 rebounds in his 31 minutes and had 3 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Old Dominion was Xavier Green. He scored 5 points in his 26 minutes on the court by going 2 out of 10 from the floor for the contest. Green walked away from this one going 20.0% from the floor while also totaling 3 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Old Dominion (-13.5)
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