William & Mary Tribe vs. College of Charleston Cougars - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
College of Charleston Cougars (9-3) at William & Mary Tribe (8-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Kaplan Arena)
The Line: William & Mary Tribe -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charleston Cougars look for a road win at the William & Mary Tribe in a CAA tilt.
The Charleston Cougars are trying to establish themselves as one of the teams to beat in the CAA and have been doing a good job of it. The Cougars have won seven of eight after downing James Madison 65-62 as a six point home dog. COFC led by five heading to the locker room and fought off the Dukes the rest of the way. Both teams hit at around 43% but the Cougars totaled 12 more looks at the basket for five more baskets that negated more JMU threes and free throws. Jarrell Brantley led all scorers with 29 points and seven boards with Cameron Johnson adding 19 points and five yanks. Scoring was scarce outside of the top two.
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The William & Mary Tribe loss a ton of talent from a season ago but they have been holding their own at 8-4. The Tribe are coming off of a 76-69 defeat to visiting Towson on Thursday that ended a three game winning streak. W&M led by five heading in to the locker room but the Tigers rallied behind a 42 point second half. Both teams connected in the 43%-45% with Towson sinking eight more free throws which was a difference maker. David Cohn paced the William & Mary attack with 16 points with Sean Sheldon and Omar Prewitt scoring 14 points apiece with Prewitt hauling in nine rebounds. Daniel Dixon chipped in with ten points but the rest of the team combined for 15 points.
Charleston are 6-23 ATS in their last 29 Saturday games and are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games while the under is 23-10 in their last 33 road games. William & Mary are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 Saturday games. From what I have seen from both squads they both might be better then expected and I think the points might be the way to go…