Colorado vs. George Washington - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (7-3) at Colorado Buffaloes (7-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: George Washington -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Washington Colonials and Colorado Buffaloes meet Tuesday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The George Washington Colonials have won four of their last five games and are looking like an A-10 contender. On the season, George Washington is averaging 71.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 58.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Patricio Garino is averaging 15.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while Kethan Savage is averaging 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Kevin Larsen is the third player averaging double-digit points and Joe McDonald is averaging 4.4 assists. The George Washington Colonials are a very balanced team that hangs its hat on defense, as they’re forcing close to 15 turnovers per game and holding teams to 28.8 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Washington is shooting 67.5 percent from the free throw line and 30.3 percent from deep.
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The Colorado Buffaloes have split their last four games and need a key win before conference play. On the season, Colorado is averaging 70.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 60.8 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Josh Scott is averaging 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Askia Booker is averaging 14 points and 3.1 assists. Xavier Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Gordon is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are also a quality defensive team that’s allowed no more than 68 points in five straight games and is holding teams to 31.9 percent shooting from deep. Offensively, Colorado is shooting 73.2 percent from the free throw line and 39.7 percent from beyond the arc.
The Colonials are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Buffaloes are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
Colorado has yet to beat a decent team, which makes me think twice about picking them in this spot. Meanwhile, George Washington continues to be a sleeping giant that is one of the more consistent teams in the country. Don't sleep on the Colonials.