William & Mary Tribe vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: William & Mary Tribe vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: William & Mary (+22)
The Virginia Cavaliers (3-1) host the William & Mary Tribe (2-2) at John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Virginia as 22-point favorites. The O/U opens at 124.5.
William & Mary will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 2-2 for the season. They are averaging 71.8 points per outing (196th in the country) on 45.1% from the field. The Tribe are connecting on 36.0% on three-point shots (31 of 86) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, William & Mary is pulling in 32.5 boards per contest and has tallied 50 assists so far this year, which ranks 270th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.3 fouls per game. On defense, the Tribe are able to force 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. They relinquish 33.3% on shots from downtown while they are 257th in college basketball in opponents PPG (74.8). The Tribe are giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (115 of 239) and they relinquish 35.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 92nd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 59 surrendered on the season.
The William & Mary Tribe faced the High Point Panthers and ended up losing by a score of 71-49 in their last game. William & Mary wrapped up the contest with a 29.1% field goal percentage (16 of 55) and made 5 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Tribe knocked down 12 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 6 assists for this contest in addition to earning 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defending, William & Mary let their opponent shoot 29.1% from the field on 16 out of 55. High Point dished out 17 dimes and 9 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Panthers grabbed 42 boards (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. High Point finished the game shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe by making 8 of their 11 tries. They knocked down 7 of 18 attempts from beyond the arc.
Luke Loewe is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He left the arena with 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also collected 3 boards. Loewe ended up shooting 71.4% from the field and earned 3 assists. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Tribe was Yuri Covington. He grabbed 3 rebounds and also accumulated 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 4-of-8 (10 points). Overall, Covington saw the court for 27 minutes.
Virginia has a record of 3-1 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cavaliers are shooting 49.5% from the field, which is ranked 64th in D-1. Virginia has accounted for 296 points for the campaign (74.0 per game) and they grab 35.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.5 times per contest (182nd in D-1) and they turn it over 8.8 times per contest. The Cavaliers are committing 13.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 81.3% from the free throw line. The Cavaliers on defense are ranked 15th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 57.5. They are forcing their opponents into 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 38.2% from the floor (40th in the country). The Virginia defense gives up 36.0% on three-point shots (36 of 100) and their opponents are knocking down 70.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.3 assists and 28.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 86th and 16th in the nation.
For their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers got the victory with a final of 71-64 when they faced the Kent State Golden Flashes. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 25 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for this game. They also blocked 4 tries while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Golden Flashes earned 25 fouls for this contest which got the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to bury 22 of them for a percentage of 73.3%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Virginia knocked down 7 out of 18 attempts (38.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Cavaliers ended up shooting 21 for 44 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.7%. The Cavaliers allowed the Golden Flashes to bury 25 of 63 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 39.7% for the game. They finished 28.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding how they rebounded, Virginia allowed Kent State to pull down 29 in total (9 offensive).
Sam Hauser ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers for the game. He made 7 out of 14 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, which got him 18 points. Hauser pulled down 7 rebounds in his 41 mins played and had 4 assists in the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Virginia was Jay Huff. He ended up finishing with 18 points in 37 minutes on the court by going 5 of 9 from the floor in this game. Huff ended up shooting 55.6% from the field while also totaling 2 dimes and 11 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take William & Mary (+22)
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