Free College Basketball Picks Today: Charleston Cougars vs William & Mary Tribe 1/16/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Charleston Cougars vs William & Mary Tribe 1/16/23
Mon 16th January 2023

The William & Mary Tribe (8-10, 3-2 CAA) will try to slow down one of the nation’s top scoring teams when they are on the road to face the No. 22 Charleston Cougars (18-1, 6-0 CAA) on Monday. William & Mary squeaked by the UNCW Seahawks 69-67 at Raiford G. Trask Coliseum on Saturday.

Charlie Williams was the key player with 15 points. The Tribe remain fifth in the Colonial Athletic Conference. Charleston won their 17th in a row in impressive fashion on Saturday at TD Arena, beating the Elon Phoenix 78-60. Dalton Bolon had 21 points, leading the team. The Cougars remain first in the Colonial Athletic Conference.

The teams are meeting for the only time this season. Charleston won both matchups between the teams last season, the last of which was an 84-61 triumph at Kaplan Arena in February 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory. Brenden Tucker led the Cougars with 21 points. Connor Kochera had 17 points in defeat.

The Tribe have been led this season by Anders Nelson (11.4 ppg), Gabe Dorsey (10.6), and Ben Wight (10.4). Nelson also has dished 4.7 assists per game. Meanwhile, Noah Collier is grabbing 8.5 rebounds per game.Bolon has been the primary provider of the Cougars’ offense, averaging 13.6 points per game.

Jaylon Scott is averaging 5.2 rebounds per game, and Ryan Larson is recording 4.1 assists. The Cougars are one of the top scoring offenses in the nation, ranking 30th with 80.2 points per game.

In the last 10 games, William & Mary is 5-5 with an average margin of -0.7 (66.2-66.9). Charleston has won each of the last 10 amid the team’s 17-game win streak, scoring 79.2 points per game on average while allowing 66.5 (+12.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jake Milkereit: 9.0 | 6.7 | +2.3
Rebounds per game:
Matteus Case: 4.0 | 2.9 | +1.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Ante Brzovic: 23.4 | 16.5 | +6.9
Raekwon Horton: 7.4 | 10.9 | -3.5
Points per game:
Ante Brzovic: 15.0 | 10.7 | +4.3
Rebounds per game:
Ante Brzovic: 8.0 | 5.1 | +2.9
Babacar Faye: 3.8 | 5.1 | -1.3

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Charleston -16.5 (-110)

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