William & Mary vs. Hofstra - 3/8/15 CAA Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hofstra Pride (19-12) at William & Mary Pride
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Royal Farms Arena)
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The Hofstra Pride and William & Mary Tribe meet Sunday afternoon in the CAA semifinal.
The Hofstra Pride look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. On the season, Hofstra is averaging 78 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 69.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Juan'ya Green is averaging 17 points and 6.5 assists while Ameen Tanksley is averaging 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dion Nesmith is dishing 2.6 assists and Brian Bernardi is shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Hofstra Pride have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.9 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Hofstra is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 79 or more points in four of its last eight games.
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The William & Mary Tribe look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. On the season, William & Mary is averaging 71.7 points on 49 percent shooting and is allowing 66.9 points on 43 percent shooting. Marcus Thornton is averaging 19.4 points and 2.9 assists while Omar Prewitt is averaging 13 points and 4.2 rebounds. Terry Tarpey is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Sean Sheldon is dishing two assists. The William & Mary Tribe have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 73.9 percent from the line and 40 percent from deep. Defensively, William & Mary is allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last six games.
The Pride are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. The Tribe are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The underdog is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Hofstra and its offensive attack should get the job done here. Give me the Pride to advance.