George Washington vs. Virginia - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia vs. George Washington
NCAA Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
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The Virginia Cavaliers and George Washington Colonials play Monday night at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Virginia Cavaliers look for a big road win after beating Morgan State on Friday. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 86 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 48 points on 34 percent shooting. Mike Tobey is averaging 15 points and eight rebounds while Devon Hall is averaging 13 points and four assists. Anthony Gill is grabbing seven rebounds and Darius Thompson is dishing four assists. The Virginia Cavaliers continue to play their brand of basketball, as they turned the ball over just eight times and played lights out defense. The Virginia Cavs have allowed 60 or less points in 12 of their last 14 games. Virginia has won 10 of its last 11 road games.
The George Washington Colonials look for a big boy win after beating Lafayette on Friday. The George Washington Colonials are averaging 85 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 33.3 percent shooting. Kevin Larsen is averaging 24 points and 11 rebounds while Patricio Garino is averaging 17 points and three rebounds. Tyler Cavanaugh is grabbing 17 rebounds and Paul Jorgensen is dishing four assists. The George Washington Colonials have three players who scored at least 15 points in the season opener, and they got to the free throw line 40 times. George Washington is a very, very solid team but can’t shoot 2-17 from three again if it hopes to pull off this victory. George Washington has won 10 of its last 12 home games.
The Cavaliers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colonials are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall.
George Washington is a very good basketball team that won't shy away from Virginia or its big reputation. I wouldn't be surprised if the home team won outright, but just to be sure, I'll take the points.