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Davidson Wildcats vs. George Washington Colonials - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Washington Colonials (18-10) at Davidson Wildcats (20-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Belk Arena)

The Line: Davidson Wildcats -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Time Warner Cable Sports Channel - Carolinas

The George Washington Colonials will travel to the John M. Belk Arena to take on the Davidson Wildcats this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The George Washington Colonials improved to 18-10 (8-7 A-10) on the season after defeating the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 69-46, this past Wednesday. George Washington shot 57.8% from the field and 55.6% (10-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Colonials was Kevin Larsen who had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. George Washington is ranked 81st in the RPI Standings and has played the 157th ranked SOS. On the season, the Colonials have been led by Patricio Garino (12.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.9 spg) and Kethan Savage (11.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.4 apg). George Washington is averaging 66.6 ppg (ranked 185th) on 43.9% shooting (ranked 151st). The Colonials average 4.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 300th) and commit 12.6 turnovers per game (ranked 177th). George Washington is holding their opponents to an average of 60.9 ppg (ranked 50th) on 40.3% shooting (ranked 71st).  The Colonials are holding teams to 30.4% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 31st) and have a rebound margin of 4.2 (ranked 53rd).

Davidson Wildcats vs. George Washington Colonials - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Davidson Wildcats improved to 20-6 (11-4 A-10) on the season after defeating the Rhode Island Rams, 60-59, this past Wednesday. Davidson shot 41.1% from the field and 15.8% (3-19) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Tyler Kalinoski who had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist. Davidson is ranked 39th in the RPI Standings and has played the 160th ranked SOS. On the season, the Wildcats have been led by Tyler Kalinoski (16.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.0 apg) and Jack Gibbs (15.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.6 apg). Davidson is averaging 79.7 ppg (ranked 8th) on 47.1% shooting (ranked 37th). The Wildcats average 10.4 three-pointers per game (ranked 3rd) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.71 (ranked 2nd). Davidson is holding their opponents to an average of 68.5 ppg (ranked 239th) on 43.6% shooting (ranked 213th).  The Wildcats pull down 36.42 defensive rpg (ranked 79th) and have a turnover margin of 1.9 (ranked 53rd).

The Colonials are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win however, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Wildcats are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall.

George Washington snapped a four game losing streak and finally found some offense as they shoot over 50% from both the field and beyond the arc. Davidson picked up a huge victory over Rhode Island that has put them into a tie for first place in the A-10. It was quite a role-reversal for Davidson as their defensive is what help them win this game as they were held to their lowest scoring output of the season. George Washington has a great defensive but their offensive has been very inconsistent and with 1st place on the A-10 line, along with being on the bubble, I see Davidson taking care of business at home and covering this spread. Take the Wildcats to cover. 

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Davidson Wildcats -7.5

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