Duquesne vs. George Washington - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (17-6) at Duquesne Dukes (7-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Washington Colonials and Duquesne Dukes meet Wednesday at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
The George Washington Colonials have split their last four games and are chasing an A-10 title. On the season, George Washington is averaging 67.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Patricio Garino is averaging 13.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Kethan Savage is averaging 12 points and 2.5 assists. Kevin Larsen is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Joe McDonald is shooting 42.2 percent from the field. The George Washington Colonials have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 32.3 percent from deep. Defensively, George Washington is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and have given up 64 or less points in five of its last six games.
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The Duquesne Dukes could use a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, Duquesne is averaging 69.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and is allowing 74.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Derrick Colter is averaging 12.4 points and 3.3 assists while Micah Mason is averaging 10.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Jordan Stevens is dishing 2.7 assists and Dominique McKoy is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes have four players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 59.7 percent from the line and 36.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Duquesne is allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last seven games.
The Colonials are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Dukes are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colonials are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
These teams are completely on opposite sides of the standings, as Duquesne has struggled forming an identity and George Washington is an A-10 contender. While George Washington hasn't been good ATS lately, I like the Colonials to beat the Dukes rather easily.