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Delaware vs. William & Mary - 1/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
William & Mary Tribe (6-8) at Delaware Blue Hens (9-6)
Date & Time Thursday January 3, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Delaware Blue Hens PK -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
SNY
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The William & Mary Tribe and Delaware Blue Hens meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The William & Mary Tribe look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The William & Mary Tribe are averaging 71.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Nathan Knight is averaging 18.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while Justin Pierce is averaging 16.6 points and 3.6 assists. Matt Milon is the third double-digit scorer and Chase Audige is grabbing three rebounds. The William & Mary Tribe are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The William & Mary Tribe are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The William & Mary Tribe have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Delaware Blue Hens look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 72 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Eric Carter is averaging 18.6 points and 2.5 assists while Ithiel Horton is averaging 13.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Ryan Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Anderson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Delaware Blue Hens are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Delaware Blue Hens have split their last six home games.

The Tribe are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Hens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Tribe are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Delaware and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 7-2-1 in Blue Hens last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Tribe last 5 overall.

The William & Mary Tribe have won each of the last six meetings against the Delaware Blue Hens and are playing better basketball overall. The problem is William & Mary is being outscored by 13.3 points on the road this season and struggles to get stops. The Delaware Blue Hens have played their best ball at home where they're shooting almost 50 percent from the field. If the Blue Hens were going to snap the skid against the Tribe, it would probably be here. I'll take the home team in this pick em.

Pick:
Delaware Blue Hens PK

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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