College of Charleston Cougars vs. William & Mary Tribe - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
William & Mary Tribe (14-7) at College of Charleston Cougars (6-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The College of Charleston Cougars look to slow down the William & Mary Tribe when they visit TD Arena.
I think anything less then the Colonial Athletic title would be a disappointment for the William & Mary Tribe and that includes winning the conference postseason. The Tribe have certainly played like a first place team with three wins in a row after toppling James Madison 84-65 on the road Saturday where they sometimes struggle. Not againstt the Dukes where everything clicked with a 21 point lead at the half behind 60% shooting including 11-19 from distance. JMU countered with 43% accuracy and hit 14 threes but even that fell well short. Daniel Dixon paced all scorers with 25 points followed by Omar Prewitt with 21 points. Marcus Thornton was next in line with 17 points while Terry Tarpey added 12 points and ten rebounds.
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The College of Charleston Cougars are simply trying to avoid the Colonial basement and the only way that will happen is with a boost in scoring as less then 60 points isn't going to get the job done on a consistent basis. The Cougars are just a struggling team right now with five consecutive defeats and losses in nine of ten and obviously need a boost in confidence. CofC isn't playing poorly with five losses by a grand total of 13 points capped off by a 71-68 loss at Delaware where they outshot the Blue Hens 48%-42% but UD hit more threes and foul shots. Canyon Berry rossed in a game high 17 points and snared seven boards on 6-12 while Joe Chealey tossed in 14 points. Cameron Johnson added 16 points and six pulls followed by a nine point effort from Evan Bailey.
The Tribe are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. W&M are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association. The Cougars are 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 games following a ATS loss and 15-35-2 ATS in their last 52 home games. Charleston are 18-42-1 ATS in their last 61 games overall and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. If William & Mary plays their game for 40 minutes they should have no problem here...