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George Washington Colonials vs. Maryland Terrapins Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/8/13

Maryland Terrapins (5-3) at George Washington Colonials (7-1)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: George Washington Colonials +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, FOX

The George Washington Colonials and the Maryland Terrapins face off on Sunday at the Verizon Center in college basketball action.

The George Washington Colonials are 7-1 on the season and they have bounced back from their only los by winning their next two games. GW has wins over Creighton and Miami already on their resume and they still have games against Kansas State and Georgia before starting A-10 play. Maurice Creek leads the Colonials averaging 15.2 points per game. Isaiah Armwood is averaging 14.4 points and 7.9 rebounds, Kethan Savage is averaging 12.9 points, and Kevin Larsen is averaging 10 points and 5.6 rebounds. As a team George Washington is averaging 80.3 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and they are shooting 39.8 percent. George Washington could be a NCAA Tournament team when March rolls around.

George Washington Colonials vs. Maryland Terrapins Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/8/13

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The Maryland Terrapins are 5-3 on the season but they are coming off of a blowout loss at Ohio State. Maryland has played the 139th ranked schedule in the country but it is going to get increasingly difficult as the season goes on. Jake Layman leads Maryland averaging 14.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Evan Smotrycz is averaging 13.9 points and 7.5 rebounds, Dezmine Wells is averaging 13.6 and 4.8 rebounds, and Charles Mitchell is averaging 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. Maryland is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Maryland just doesn’t look like they are going to be a factor this year.

George Washington is 17-40-2 against the spread in their last 59 non-conference games, 3-10-1 against the spread in their last 14 games, and 1-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Maryland is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, and 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

George Washington is the better team and getting them with points seems to be a gift.

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