Tribe open as college hoops underdog vs Panthers
William & Mary Tribe vs Georgia State Panthers Odds
GSU Sports Arena will host Georgia State Panthers vs. William & Mary Tribe action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Tribe will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 4-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Panthers are 5-10 ATS. William & Mary is 5-3 on the totals; Georgia State is 5-5.
The Panthers were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 282 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tribe sit at No. 208 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tribe will win this game 69-65.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia State's No. 251-ranked offense, averaging 64.4 PPG, against a Tribe defense that ranks No. 195 at 67.1 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Tribe marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, William & Mary owns the country's No. 170-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. Georgia State, on the other hand, rates No. 245 in scoring at home.
William & Mary was a 70-59 loser in its last match on the road against Hofstra. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Brandon Britt scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Tribe to a win (they lost 70-59 to Hofstra at Hofstra Arena on Saturday).
Georgia State lost its last outing, an 86-83 result against Delaware on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Manny Atkins scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 86-83 to Delaware at GSU Sports Arena on Saturday).
William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 3-7
After playing Hofstra are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8
Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Old Dominion are 5-5
After playing Delaware are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Tribe at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of William & Mary's last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgia State
William & Mary is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia State's last 7 games when playing William & Mary
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia State's last 5 games when playing at home against William & Mary
Georgia State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Georgia State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
William & Mary home to Drexel, Saturday, January 19
Georgia State at Old Dominion, Saturday, January 19