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Drexel vs. William & Mary - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Drexel - William & Mary
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Daskalakis Athletic Center
The Line
The Line: William & Mary PK — Over/Under: 159
TV Channel
CAA.TV
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NCAA BB | Drexel - William & Mary
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The William & Mary Tribe and Drexel Dragons meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The William & Mary Tribe look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The William & Mary Tribe are averaging 70.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Nathan Knight is averaging 18.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Justin Pierce is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 assists. Matt Milon is the third double-digit scorer and Chase Audige is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The William & Mary Tribe are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The William & Mary Tribe are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The William & Mary Tribe have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Drexel Dragons could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Drexel Dragons are averaging 76.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 50.6 percent shooting. Troy Harper is averaging 16.1 points and 3.1 rebounds while Alihan Demir is averaging 14.6 points and three assists. Trevor John is the third double-digit scorer and Camren Wynter is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Drexel Dragons are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Drexel Dragons are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Drexel Dragons have won five of their last eight home games.

The Tribe are 37-18-2 ATS in their last 57 Saturday games, 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Dragons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Tribe are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Drexel. The over is 7-2 in Dragons last 9 Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in Tribe last 6 overall.

The away team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between William & Mary and Drexel. The Drexel Dragons are also getting crushed during this losing stretch, as they're being outscored by an average of 12 points while allowing 85.2 points on 53.2 percent shooting in their last five games. It's ugly. I usually give the edge to the home team in these toss-up contests, but Drexel is a tough sell in its current form. I have no choice but to side with the William & Mary Tribe on the road.

Pick:
William & Mary Tribe PK

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