George Washington vs. Richmond - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (9-7) at George Washington Colonials (12-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders and George Washington Colonials play Thursday at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Richmond Spiders have split their last six games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Richmond is averaging 62.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and is allowing 58.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 15.6 points and 2.1 assists while Terry Allen is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. T.J. Cline is the third player averaging double-digit points and Alonzo Nelson-Ododa is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders have six players averaging at least 5.6 points while they’re shooting 69 percent from the line and 32.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Richmond is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in nine of its last 10 games. Richmond is 0-5 SU on the road.
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The George Washington Colonials have won six of their last seven games and look for their third conference win. On the season, George Washington is averaging 68.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and is allowing 59.1 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Patricio Garino is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Kethan Savage is averaging 12.3 points and five rebounds. Kevin Larsen is the third player averaging double-digit points and Joe McDonald is dishing 3.4 assists. The George Washington Colonials are an elite defensive team that’s allowing 30.6 percent shooting from downtown and has allowed 64 or less points in eight straight games. Offensively, George Washington is shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from deep.
The Spiders are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Colonials are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Spiders are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in George Washington and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Richmond has been brutal on the road all season and has been even worse ATS. George Washington is a legit A-10 contender and should win this easily by double digits.