Penn State vs. George Washington - 12/14/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (6-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (9-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Washington Colonials and Penn State Nittany Lions square off Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The George Washington Colonials have won three straight games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, George Washington is averaging 73.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting and is allowing 59.2 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Patricio Garino leads the Colonials with 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while Kethan Savage is averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Joe McDonald is grabbing 6.6 rebounds per game and Kevin Larsen is shooting 51.6 percent from the field. The George Washington Colonials are a well balanced team that has four players averaging double-digit points and is grabbing 38.1 rebounds per contest. Defensively, George Washington is forcing 15.6 turnovers and holding teams to 28.8 percent shooting from downtown.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions have won seven straight and are looking to be a surprise in the Big Ten. On the season, Penn State is averaging 73 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 38.1 percent shooting. D.J. Newbill leads Penn State with 22.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Shep Garner is averaging 10.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Brandon Taylor is grabbing 5.9 rebounds per game and Geno Thorpe is shooting 41.4 percent from the field. The Penn State Nittany Lions are an offensive team this season that’s shooting 68.6 percent from the free throw line and 32.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Penn State is forcing 12 turnovers per game and is holding teams to 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Penn State is undefeated at home this season.
The Colonials are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games overall.
Penn State has to be the pick here, especially in nearly a pick em game. George Washington is a solid team that you have to watch out for, but Penn State has the home court advantage and the best overall player in Newbill. Take the Nittany Lions here.