Towson Tigers vs. William & Mary Tribe CAA Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/9/14
William & Mary Tribe (19-11) at Towson Tigers (23-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm (SECU Arena)
The Line: Towson Tigers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC SN
The Towson Tigers and the William and Mary Tribe face off on Sunday in a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Semifinal.
The Towson Tigers have been impressive putting away James Madison on Saturday but also winning 11 of their last 12 games. Towson is 14-3 in CAA and 8-8 in games played away from home. Jerrelle Benimon leads the Tigers averaging 18.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Rafriel Guthrie is averaging 11.8 points, Marcus Damas is averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Mike Burwell is averaging 10.3 points. Towson is averaging 73.2 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Towson finished in second place in CAA in the regular season.
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The William and Mary Tribe shrugged off a sluggish first half and overcame a large deficit against College of Charleston on Saturday to win convincingly and earn their spot in this game. W&M is 11-6 in CAA and 9-7 in games played away from home. Marcus Thornton leads the Tribe averaging 18.5 points per game. Tim Rusthoven is averaging 12 points, Omar Prewitt is averaging 11.5 points, and Brandon Britt is averaging 10.6 points. William and Mary is averaging 73 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. William and Mary finished in third place in CAA this year.
Towson is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 5-1 against the spread following a win, and 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games. William and Mary is 14-5 against the spread in their last 19 games, 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 CAA games, and 2-5 against the spread int heir last seven neutral site games.
Make no mistake, Towson is the better overall team but William and Mary had momentum in their game while Towson was holding on in a foul fest and I look for it to carry over here so going to take the points with the dog.
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