William & Mary vs. Elon - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Elon Phoenix (11-19) at William & Mary Tribe (20-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Kaplan Arena)
The Line: William & Mary Tribe -7.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5
The Elon Phoenix and the William & Mary Tribe meet in CAA college hoops action from the Kaplan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Elon Phoenix will try to finish the season on a high note, sitting at 7-10 in conference play after an 84-71 loss to Towson last time out. Marcus Sheffield II leads Elon in scoring with 18.4 PPG while Hunter McIntosh is averaging 11.1 PPG and a team-high 3 APG and Hunter Woods has 10.1 PPG and 6.3 RPG this season. As a team, Elon is averaging 68.9 points on 41.5% shooting from the field, 36.5% from 3-point range and 74.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72 points on 44% shooting from the field and 35.9% from 3-point range this season. Elon is 3-11 straight up and 8-6 against the spread on the road this season.
The William & Mary Tribe will try to finish the season even with Hofstra at the top of the CAA mountain, sitting at 12-5 in conference play after a 4th straight win in the form of a 78-74 win over William & Mary last time out. Nathan Knight leads the Tribe in scoring and rebounding by averaging a double-double per game with 20.6 PPG and 10.7 RPG while Andy Van Vliet is 2nd in scoring with 13.1 PPG and Luke Loewe is 3rd with 11.1 PPG this season. Bryce Barnes is also chipping in 8 PPG and a team-high 3.4 APG this season. As a team, William & Mary is averaging 71.3 points on 46.5% shooting from the field, 34.5% from 3-point range and 74% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.7 points on 42.5% shooting from the field and 34.1% from 3-point range this season. William & Mary is 10-2 straight up and 7-3-1 against the spread at home this season.
I would like to say I’m tempted by points with Elon, but the fact here is that the Tribe have been one of the CAA’s best this season, both overall and in terms of covering the number. I think this just boils down to William & Mary being the better team and wanting to carry positive vibes into the conference tournament, so I’ll lay the points with William & Mary in what I see being a double-digit win for the Tribe.