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Tribe open as college hoops underdog vs Rams

William & Mary TribeVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Siegel Center

William & Mary Tribe vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds


William & Mary pays a visit to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday, hoping to send the Rams to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Siegel Center.

The Rams are 13-5 so far on the season, and 10-7 ATS vs. the number. The Tribe, meanwhile, are 4-14 and 5-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia Commonwealth go 8-9 and the Tribe go 4-10 on the totals.

View William Mary vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rams are listed as 20.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 97-rated Rams and the No. 332-ranked Tribe, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-53 result in favor of the Rams.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Commonwealth's No. 176-ranked offense, averaging 68.3 PPG, against a Tribe defense that ranks No. 259 at 70.7 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 40.3% so far, less than the Tribe marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, William & Mary owns the country's No. 165-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Virginia Commonwealth, on the other hand, rates No. 276 in scoring at home.

William & Mary was a 64-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Tribe got 13 points from Quinn McDowell, but it was Northeastern that prevailed in a 64-50 final on Saturday at Matthews Arena.

Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were a 68-55 winner as they battled Delaware on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. Virginia Commonwealth got 18 points from Bradford Burgess en route to a 68-55 victory over Delaware on Saturday at Bob Carpenter Center.

William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 5-5
After playing Northeastern are 4-5
After a loss are 4-6

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Old Dominion are 10-0
After playing Delaware are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Tribe at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of William & Mary's last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of William & Mary's last 6 games on the road
William & Mary is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
William & Mary is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against William & Mary
Virginia Commonwealth is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing William & Mary
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
William & Mary home to UNC Wilmington, Saturday, January 21
Virginia Commonwealth home to Old Dominion, Saturday, January 21