Stony Brook @ William & Mary
Current Records: Stony Brook 7-13; William & Mary 8-13
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the Stony Brook Seawolves will be on the road. Stony Brook and the William & Mary Tribe will face off in a Colonial battle at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at Kaplan Arena. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
The contest between the Seawolves and the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Stony Brook falling 62-51 at home, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, William & Mary was close but no cigar on Saturday as they fell 90-86 to the North Carolina A&T Aggies.
Stony Brook is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
Stony Brook is now 7-13 while the Tribe sit at 8-13. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Seawolves are stumbling into the matchup with the 361st fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 9.2 on average. William & Maries have had an even harder time: they are 37th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.4 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Kaplan Arena -- Williamsburg, Virginia
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $30.45
The Tribe are a 4.5-point favorite against the Seawolves, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine's advanced computer model. Get picks now.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last eight years.