Elon vs William & Mary Basketball Picks 2-29-24

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The William & Mary Tribe and the Elon Phoenix meet in college basketball action from the Schar Center on Thursday night. Who comes out on top in Thursday’s CAA matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our William & Mary vs. Elon Prediction.

William & Mary Team Preview

The William & Mary Tribe come into this one looking to snap an eight-game losing streak after a 75-62 loss to Stony Brook last time out. Trey Moss leads the Tribe in scoring with 13.6 PPG along with 3.7 RPG and 2.3 APG while Gabe Dorsey has 13.4 PPG with 3.1 RPG. Chase Lowe has 12.3 PPG along with team-highs of 6.9 RPG and 2.8 APG to lead the Tribe in rebounding and assists, rounding out the scoring in double figures for William & Mary up to this point in the year. As a team, William & Mary is averaging 69.4 PPG on 41% shooting from the field, 31.4% from three and 71.4% from the foul line this season.

Elon Team Preview

The Elon Phoenix come into this game looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after an 87-64 loss to Hofstra last time out. TK Simpkins leads the Phoenix in scoring and assists with 12.8 PPG and 3 APG along with 4.4 RPG while Max Mackinnon has 12.5 PPG with 4.7 RPG and 2.5 APG this season. Rob Higgins also has 10.9 PPG with 3 APG of his own to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Elon so far this season while Sam Sherry and Nick Dorn each have 9+ PPG as well this season. As a team, Elon is averaging 73.7 PPG on 45% shooting from the field, 35.8% from three and 71.4% from the foul line this season.

William & Mary vs. Elon Prediction

I’m on Elon here. It’s a battle of the bottom-feeders in the CAA, but I feel like Elon being at home is in a better position to bounce back here. William & Mary hasn’t had much go right for themselves this season and I don’t expect that to change in this game. Elon’s the better offensive team across the board and I think the Phoenix rise up and get the win here.

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