CAA foes will battle when the UNCW Seahawks (7-18, 2-10 CAA) go head-to-head against the William & Mary Tribe (16-9, 8-4 CAA) at Raiford G. Trask Coliseum. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
William & Mary Tribe vs. UNCW Seahawks Odds Preview
In the Tribe’s last game, they were blown out by the Charleston Cougars, 68-50. William & Mary’s Nathan Knight put together a good game, leading both teams in scoring with 28 points on 11-for-23 shooting. Charleston had a turnover percentage of 7.7 (better than their season average of 14.8). William & Mary, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 26.0).
The Seahawks are trying to rebound after their 62-56 loss to the Elon Phoenix in their last matchup. Ty Gadsden led UNCW in scoring with 15 points on 5-for-13 shooting. Elon coerced the Seahawks into a TO percentage of 22.9 (above their season average of 16.9). UNCW, on the other hand, held the Phoenix to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.4 (below their season average of 23.5).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Tribe won 79-63. The Tribe played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2 and an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.393. For those same stats, the Seahawks had marks of 22.5 and 0.254, respectively. Knight put up a double-double in the victory with 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Second-chance points could be scarce for UNCW in this contest. The Seahawks are among the nation’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 272nd in offensive rebounding percentage at 25.6 percent. Meanwhile, William & Mary ranks 24th in the nation at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 76.5 percent.
William & Mary at UNCW Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – UNCW, ATS Winner – UNCW, O/U – Under
The Seahawks rank 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Tribe rank 71st (3.0).
William & Mary ranks 154th in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while UNCW ranks 178th in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).
William & Mary ranks 46th in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while UNCW ranks 227th (37.0).
The Tribe rank 45th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while the Seahawks rank 138th (12.7).
UNCW ranks 151st in steals per game (6.0) while William & Mary ranks 238th (4.4).
The Seahawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.0, up from 3.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Tribe have scored an average of 63.0 points per game (8.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.8 points per game (2.1 above their season average).