Against The Spread Pick
William and Mary are starting to play like the best team in the Colonial Conference. They enter this game with a record of 14-6, which includes a 6-1 conference record. However, the Tribe are coming off their first conference loss following a loss against Drexel on the road on Saturday by a score of 57-84, which ended their six-game winning streak. They will look to bounce back following the loss when they host the James Madison Dukes on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Dukes are in 8th place in the Colonial with a record of 8-10, which includes a 1-6 conference record. They have also lost their previous four games, which includes a 61-69 road loss against Towson on Saturday. I look for the Tribe to bounce back in a big way with a win and a 9.5-point cover against James Madison.
Over Under Pick
Both teams have been right around the national average in terms of points per game this season. James Madison enters this game averaging 73.89 points per game while William and Mary is averaging 73.15 points per game. However, the Tribe has been a substantially better team defensively compared to the Dukes. They enter this game allowing 68.15 points per game, while James Madison is allowing 75.94 points per game. The total could go either way in this match-up. As a result, I would only recommend placing a small play on the over 151.5 points.