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West Virginia Mountaineers vs William & Mary Tribe Preview

William & Mary TribeWest Virginia Mountaineers
6-4December 29, 2013, 03:00 | Charleston Civic Center7-5

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the West Virginia Mountaineers try to run the William & Mary Tribe off the court at Charleston Civic Center in college hoops action.

The Mountaineers are 7-5 so far on the season, and 3-6 ATS vs. the number. The Tribe, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 2-1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen West Virginia go 3-5 and the Tribe go 1-3 on the totals.

View William & Mary Tribe vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Mountaineers installed as -11-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Mountaineers, most recently No. 86 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tribe, who rate No. 196 in the latest survey.

West Virginia was a 73-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Purdue. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Eron Harris scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 73-70 to Purdue at WVU Colliseum on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tribe rank No. 228 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.7 per game. That compares with West Virginia’s No. 102 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where West Virginia is college basketball's No. 27-ranked team at 8.33 per game, while the Tribe rate No. 30 with 8.2 per game.

A few Tribe at Mountaineers trends to consider:
William & Mary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
West Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
William & Mary home to Old Dominion, Wednesday, January 1st
West Virginia at TCU, Saturday, January 4th