William & Mary Tribe vs. Richmond Spiders Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/4/13
Richmond Spiders (6-2) at William & Mary Tribe (4-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Kaplan Arena)
The Line: William & Mary Tribe +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The William & Mary Tribe shoot for a win at home against the Richmond Spiders.
Richmond has shown the ability to score and defend and have displayed both at times which is why they are 6-2. These are qualities that could serve them well in the rough and tumble Atlantic if they can keep it going. Both ends of the floor continued to roll in a 68-53 decion against James Madison with the Spiders leading by ten heading in to the locker room and never looking back. The Spiders hit at 43% from the field and held the Dukes to 31% an 0-16 on threes making their eight bombs decisive. Cedrick Lindsay scored 14 points and handed out nine assists while Terry Allen, Derrick Williams and Alonzo Nelson-Odoba tossed in ten points each and snagged 22 rebounds.
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I am not sure where William & Mary fits in the Colonial right now but I do know defense will be needed along with some scoring punch. The reason I say defense is because this was the area that struggled in their defeats. The Tribe depended on their scoring in an 84-79 overtime decision over Howard. W&M connected at a healthy 52% including an 11-24 mark from long range with th Bison responding with 55% but going 4-11 from beyond the line which was a key number. The score by committee Tribe placed five in the DD scoring column with Omar Prewitt tossing in a team best 24 points with Kyle Gaillard tossing in 16. Tim Rusthoven added 15 points while Marcus Thornton and Julian Boatner scoring 14 and 13 points respectively.
This boils down to whether Richmond can control William & Mary on the scoreboard because the Tribe can score. Yes and the Spiders get the job done and no and it's a loss...