The Army Black Knights and the William & Mary Tribe meet in college basketball action from the Kaplan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Army Black Knights will be out to build on their 96-94 OT win over Siena last time out. Coleton Benson leads the Black Knights in scoring with 16 PPG while Chris Mann has 15.3 PPG with a team-high 5.7 RPG to lead Army on the glass. Jalen Rucker has 15 PPG with a team-high 3.3 APG to lead the Black Knights in the assist department while Ethan Roberts has 14.7 PPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Army up to this point in the year. As a team, Army is averaging 94.3 PPG on 53.8% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 65.6% from the foul line this season.
The William & Mary Tribe will hope to bounce back from a 71-64 loss to American in their last game. Gabe Dorsey leads the Tribe in scoring with 11.8 PPG along with 3.5 RPG while Noah Collier has 10.5 PPG with a team-high 8.5 RPG to lead the Tribe on the glass. Anders Nelson has 10 PPG with a team-high 5.3 APG to lead William & Mary in assists and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for William & Mary so far this season. As a team, William & Mary is averaging 79 PPG on 49.1% shooting from the field, 46.4% from three and 70.7% from the foul line this season.
Army is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. William & Mary is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
I was trying to dissect this game and get myself to land on a side, but I honestly think the better play in this game is the over. Neither team plays a ton of defense either and the defense they do play has been poor as they’re in the bottom 100 in terms of most team defensive stats. I’m not looking for many stops in this one. Give me the over.