William & Mary vs. Hofstra - 1/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hofstra at William & Mary
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Kaplan Arena)
William & Mary Tribe +3.5 -- Over/Under: 150
The Hofstra Pride will travel to Kaplan Arena to take on the William & Mary Tribe this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Hofstra Pride won their 10th straight game and improved to 13-3 (3-0 CAA) on the season after defeating the Northeastern Huskies, 75-72, this past Saturday. In a game featuring two of the CAA favorites, Hofstra was able to fight back from a 70-61 deficit with 5:11 left in regulation to tie the game late and was able to secure the victory in dramatic fashion as Justin Wright-Foreman was able to hit a half-court shot as time expired. Hofstra shot 46.6% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Pride was Justin Wright-Foreman who had 42 points, 7 rebounds, and an assist.
On the season, Hofstra is averaging 81.8 ppg on 49.0% shooting from the field. The Pride are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 38.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Hofstra has been led by Justin Wright-Foreman (26.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.6 apg), Eli Pemberton (14.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg), Desure Buie (10.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 4.9 apg, 2.2 spg), and Tareq Coburn (8.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg).
Defensively, Hofstra is holding their opponents to an average of 67.1 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Pride have a rebound margin of 4.8 and a turnover margin of 1.9.
The William & Mary Tribe improved to 7-9 (3-1 CAA) on the season after defeating the Drexel Dragons, 84-66, this past Saturday. William & Mary dominated the Dragons on both ends of the court and had little trouble securing the victory after taking a 54-43 lead midway through the 2nd half. William & Mary shot 48.4% from the field and outrebounded Drexel by a 46-30 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Tribe was Nathan Knight who had a double-double with 24 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals.
On the season, William & Mary is averaging 73.8 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field. The Tribe are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 33.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, William & Mary has been led by Nathan Knight (18.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.6 bpg), Justin Pierce (15.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.1 spg), Matt Milon (12.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Chase Audige (9.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, William & Mary is allowing their opponents to average 76.6 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Tribe have a rebound margin of -1.1 and a turnover margin of -1.8.
The Pride are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up win. The Tribe are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win.
Hofstra has been solid on both ends of the court this season as they rank 38th in scoring offense, 26th in FG%, and T-76th in scoring defense. William & Mary is once agianst led by their offense that ranks 185th in scoring offense & 93rd in FG%, however, have really struggled slowing down their opponents as they rank 282nd in scoring defense & 301st in defensive FG%.
It wasn’t long ago when William & Mary felt like a lock when they played at home, however, as their offense isn’t as explosive as it used to be, it’s been harder for the Tribe to make up for their defense that gives up a bunch of points. Hofstra is a perfect 6-0 ATS on the road this season and as I think that Justin Wright-Forman and the Pride offense will have no trouble putting up a ton of points on the Tribe, I’m taking Hofstra to cover this road spread.