George Washington vs. VCU - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (18-6) at George Washington Colonials (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and George Washington Colonials meet Saturday night at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The VCU Rams hope to bounce back after losing three of their last four games. On the season, VCU is averaging 73.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 65.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Melvin Johnson is averaging 13 points and two assists while JeQuan Lewis is averaging 7.5 points and 2.7 assists. Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Jordan Burgess is shooting 37.2 percent from the field. The VCU Rams have six players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 63.9 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from deep. Defensively, VCU is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last eight games. Treveon Graham is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The George Washington Colonials have also lost three of their last four games. On the season, George Washington is averaging 67.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 60.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Patricio Garino is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Kethan Savage is averaging 12.2 points and 2.5 assists. Kevin Larsen is the third double-digit scorer and Joe McDonald is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The George Washington Colonials have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 32 percent from downtown. Defensively, George Washington is allowing 30.8 percent shooting and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Rams are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Colonials are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rams are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I've always been high on this VCU team, but George Washington is no slouch. In a pick em game, I have to take the team that's at home. The Colonials are also a little more balanced and should take advantage of the home crowd.