George Washington vs. Charlotte - 12/7/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (4-3) at George Washington Colonials (4-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Washington Colonials and the Charlotte 49ers face off on Sunday at the Verizon Center in college basketball action.
The George Washington Colonials are 4-2 this season going 2-2 in their last four games with both losses coming on the road. GW is averaging 72 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 56 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Kethan Savage and Patricio Garino are each averaging 13.5 points and 5.3 rebounds to lead the Colonials. Kevin Larsen is averaging 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds, Joe McDonald is averaging 8.5 points and 6.7 rebounds, and John Kopriva is averaging 7.3 points. GW’s losses were to Seaton Hall and to top 10 ranked Virginia.
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The Charlotte 49ers are 4-3 this season but they have lost three of their last four games. Charlotte is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Mike Thome is averaging 14.1 points and 9.6 rebounds to lead the 49ers. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 12.3 points, Torin Dorn is averaging 10.4 points, and Pierria Henry is averaging 9.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. Charlotte has a ton of options on the offensive end but they are just a sieve defensively.
George Washington is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 0-6 against the spread against Conference USA, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Charlotte is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 2-7 against the spread against the A-10. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I don’t see Charlotte being able to stop GW so while I see the 49ers scoring with the Colonials early, I see George Washington pulling away in the second half.