Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (18-9) vs. William & Mary Tribe (5-23)
February 19, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: William & Mary Tribe +9.5 / Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens -9.5; Over/Under: 143.5
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The Delaware Blue Hens will travel to Kaplan Arena to take on the William & Mary Tribe this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Delaware Blue Hens won their 2nd straight game and improved to 18-9 on the season after defeating the Elon Phoenix, 71-62, this past Thursday. Delaware was outstanding on the defensive end against Elon and was able to hold off the Phoenix for the victory after taking a 61-51 lead with 2:07 left in regulation. Delaware shot 42.2% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc while holding Elon to just 34.4% from the field & 18.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Blue Hens was Jameer Nelson Jr. who had 17 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal.
On the season, Delaware is averaging 75.0 ppg on 47.4% shooting from the field. The Blue Hens are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 35.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Delaware has been led by Jameer Nelson Jr. (13.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.5 spg), Dylan Painter (13.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 bpg), Ryan Allen (12.0 ppg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 bpg), & Kevin Anderson (11.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensviely, Delaware is allowing their opponents to average 70.5 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Blue Hens have a rebound margin of -0.2 and a turnover margin of -0.1.
The William & Mary Tribe lost their 6th straight game and dropped to 5-23 on the season after being defeated by the Drexel Dragons, 72-57, this past Thursday. William & Mary struggled on both ends of the court against Drexel and could not fight back after the Dragons took a 66-53 lead with 3:11 left in regulation. William & Mary shot 38.5% from the field & 38.5% from beyond the arc while allowing Drexel to shoot 50.0% from the field & 31.8% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Tribe was Quinn Blair who had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 block.
On the season, William & Mary is averaging 64.9 ppg on 40.8% shooting from the field. The Tribe are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 31.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, William & Mary has been led by Ben Wight (11.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg), Connor Kochera (11.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 spg), Quinn Blair (10.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg), & Tyler Rice (7.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, William & Mary is allowing their opponents to an average of 74.8 ppg on 46.4% shooting from the field. The Tribe have a rebound margin of -1.1 and a turnover margin of -3.1.
The Blue Hens are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, however, are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Tribe are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Delaware has won 3 of their last 4 games and have been led by their offense which ranks 81st in scoring offense, 33rd in FG%, & 75th in 3P-FG%. William & Mary has lost 8 of their last 9 games and has really struggled on both ends of the court as the Tribe comes into this game ranked just 310th in scoring offense, 315th in FG%, & 305th in scoring defense. William & Mary is just 4-9 at home this season with their last two home losses coming by a combined 45 points (Charleston, UNCW) and between the fact that the Blue Hens already have a double-digit victory over William & Mary this season and that they have a 7-4 road record, I think Delaware wins this one by 10+ and covers this large road spread. Good Luck!