Hofstra Pride vs. William & Mary Tribe - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
William & Mary Tribe (16-10) at Hofstra Pride (18-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Hofstra Arena)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mack Sports Complex and the Hofstra Pride play host to the William & Mary Tribe on Sunday.
The William & Mary Tribe need to shake off their latest struggles or risk falling out of the top four in the Colonial. The Tribe were leading the conference a week ago until consecutive defeats left the Tribe staring at third. W&M is coming off of a 75-64 defeat at Northeastern Wednesday with the Huskies up by nine early and never letting the visitors come back. The Tribe connected at 53.7% including 12-22 on threes but that wasn't enough with Northeastern hitting at 59% which equaled four more baskets. Terry Tarpey and Marcus Thornton led the offense with 17 points each while Omar Prewitt and Greg Malinowski added 12 and nine points. The issue was finding some secondary scoring with the rest of the team adding nine points.
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The Hofstra Pride might be on the outside looking in at the top of the Colonial with 6th in the conference but they are playing solid basketball at the right time. The Pride have won four of five behind a potent scoring offense that is no stranger to breaking 80 points. Hofstra comes off an 87-82 victory at Towson on Wednesday despite the Tigers owning a huge 55%-40% shooting advantage. A 10-23 mark from long range and 16 more free throws offset seven more Tigers baskets. Juan'ya Green and Ameen Tanksley led four double digit scorers with 21 points apiece with Green handing out seven helpers. Dion Nesmith was next in line with 16 points followed by Moussa Kone and Brian Bernardi with eleven and nine points with Kone snaring nine rebounds.
The Tribe are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a S.U. loss and 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss. W&M are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. Hofstra Pride are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Hofstra are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Colonial Athletic Association and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. No line has been released with injuries for W&M so please check back...