Elon vs William & Mary Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 9 seed Elon Phoenix (8-23, 6-12 CAA) will hit the court in the CAA Tournament against the No. 8 seed William & Mary Tribe (12-19, 7-11 CAA). The teams will face off Saturday at 12:00 PM live on FloSports.

The Phoenix match up with the Tribe in a game that Elon is currently a slim favorite by 2 points. A 134-point total is set for the game.

Elon vs. William & Mary Odds

Point Spread for Elon vs. William & Mary

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing Elon as the favorite.

Elon vs. William & Mary Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Elon has -131 odds to pick up the win, while William & Mary is listed at +110 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FloSports
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena

Elon vs. William & Mary Betting Trends

Against the spread, Elon is 13-16-0 this season. The Phoenix have come away with two wins in the four contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Elon has eclipsed the over/under in 37.9% of its opportunities this year (11 times over 29 games with a set point total).

William & Mary has 10 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. The Tribe have won seven of the 24 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (29.2%). William & Mary’s games this year have hit the over on 13 of 29 set point totals (44.8%).

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Elon vs. William & Mary Key Players to Watch


Max Mackinnon averages 11.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Torrence Watson posts a team-high 6.1 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 9.3 points and 1.4 assists, shooting 34.8% from the field and 29.5% from downtown with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Sam Sherry posts 8.9 points, 4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.4 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.

William & Mary

Ben Wight gives the Tribe 11.1 points, 5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Noah Collier is the Tribe’s top rebounder (8.2 per game), and he posts 9 points and 0.8 assists. The Tribe get 6.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game from Chris Mullins.

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What you need to know about the Elon Phoenix

Elon and its CAA opponents have combined to go over the point total six out of 18 times this season. Offensively, the Phoenix are scoring 65.9 points per game (323rd-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 71.6 points per contest on defense (225th-ranked). With 30 boards per game, Elon ranks 279th in the nation. It allows 32.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 284th in college basketball.

Elon ranks 236th in the country by sinking 6.9 treys per game, but it has a 30.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 16th-worst in college basketball. The Phoenix have found it difficult to stop three-pointers, ranking 21st-worst in college basketball with 8.9 treys allowed per game. They rank 209th by allowing a 34.2% three-point percentage to opposing teams this season.

The Phoenix have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in their past 10 contests. Elon has hit the over in three of its last 10 outings. Elon’s offense has been improved over its last 10 games, putting up 66.7 points per contest compared to the 65.9 it has averaged this season. Elon has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 67.4 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 71.6 it has surrendered per game this season.

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What you need to know about the William & Mary Tribe

William & Mary has won six games against the spread this year in conference action, while failing to cover or pushing 12 times. In 2022-23, the Tribe are 283rd in college basketball offensively (67.7 points scored per game) and 184th defensively (70.2 points conceded). William & Mary is 283rd in the country in rebounds per game (29.9) and 162nd in rebounds allowed (30.8).

In 2022-23, William & Mary is 160th in the country in 3-point makes (7.6 per game) and 51st in 3-point percentage (36.8%). Giving up 7.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.2% from beyond the arc, the Tribe are 166th and 209th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.

The Tribe are 3-6-1 against the spread and 4-6 overall over their last 10 contests. William & Mary has hit the over in four of its past 10 games. William & Mary has fared worse offensively in its past 10 games, putting up 66.3 points per contest, 1.4 fewer points its than season average of 67.7. The Tribe have played better defensively over their previous 10 games, allowing 69.2 points per contest, one fewer point than their season average of 70.2 allowed.

Elon vs. William & Mary Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is William & Mary, and we expect that William & Mary will cover the spread (Elon -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134 points.

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How to bet Elon vs. William & Mary

You can bet on Elon vs. William & Mary at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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