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Towson vs. William & Mary - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

William & Mary at Towson
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
SECU Arena
Towson, MD
The Line
Towson Tigers - 0 -- Over/Under: 137.5
TV Channel
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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The William & Mary Tribe will travel to SECU Arena to take on the Towson Tigers this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The William & Mary Tribe won their 3rd straight game and improved to 12-16 (8-8 CAA) on the season after defeating the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 71-63, this past Saturday. William & Mary was solid defensively against the Seahawks and was able to pull away late after a 9-2 Tribe run gave William & Mary a 71-63 lead with :20 seconds left in regulation. William & Mary shot 51.9% from the field while holding UNC Wilmington to just 40.0% from the field and 36.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Knights was Nathan Knight who had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and a steal.

On the season, William & Mary is averaging 75.2 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Tribe are averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game on 34.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, William & Mary has been led by Nathan Knight (20.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.3 bpg), Justin Pierce (14.4 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.0 spg), Matt Milon (13.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Chase Audige (10.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg).

Defensively, William & Mary is averaging 75.2 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Tribe have a rebound margin of 0.3 and a turnover margin of -1.9.

The Towson Tigers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 10-19 (6-10 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the Northeastern Huskies, 73-58, this past Saturday. Towson led by a 29-28 margin at halftime however, struggled on both ends of the court in the 2nd half against the Huskies and couldn’t fight back after Northeastern took a 61-50 lead with 2:54 left in regulation. Towson allowed Northeastern to shoot 47.2% from the field, while the Tigers shot just 14.3% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Tigers was Nakye Sanders who had 13 points, 7 rebounds, and a block.

On the season, Towson is allowing their opponents to average 71.3 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Tigers have a rebound margin of -2.0 and a turnover margin of -2.0. Offensively, Towson has been led by Brian Fobbs (17.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), Tobias Howard (10.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.6 apg), Nakye Sanders (8.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg), and Jordan McNeil (6.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.2 apg).

Defensively, Towson is allowing their opponents to average 71.3 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Tigers have a rebound margin of 5.1 and a turnover margin of -2.0.

The Tribe are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.

William & Mary has won 5 of their last 7 games and although their defense has struggled a bit as they rank just 313th in scoring defense, the Tribe’s offense has been solid as they rank 113th in scoring offense and 40th in FG%.

Towson has split their last 10 games and come into this game ranked 294th in scoring offense, 180th in scoring defense, and 35th in rebound margin.

William & Mary, led by Nathan Knight, has been playing some outstanding basketball as of late, however, the Tribe have struggled on the road all season as they come into this game with just an 3-11 record on the road. Towson didn’t look great in the 2nd half agianst Northeastern but this has been a team playing well as of late, which included close losses to both Hofstra & Charleston. Towson is just 5-6 at home this season, however, the Tigers should have the advantage on the boards and as I think the Tigers offense will find success agianst the lack-luster William & Mary defense, I’m taking Towson in this pick-em. Good Luck!

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