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Central Florida Knights vs. George Washington Colonials - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Washington Colonials (10-2) at Central Florida Knights (6-4)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (CFE Federal Credit Union Arena)

The Line: Central Florida Knights +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The George Washington Colonials make the long trip south to face the Central Florida Knights.

I thought the George Washington Colonials had a chance to be a decent squad and so far they have been solid all around at 10-2. The Colonials suffered their second defeat and saw a four game win streak end in an 82-61 loss at DePaul last time out where the Blue Demons jumped to a 12 point halftime lead and never let up. DePaul was scorching hot at 55% shooting with GW countering with 33% including a 3-21 mark on threes which was a killer. Kevin Larsen paced the Colonials with 17 points and eleven rebounds on 6-10 from the field with Tyler Cavanaugh tossing in 14 points. Paul Jorgensen netted nine points but the team struggled to make shots and get stops.

Central Florida Knights vs. George Washington Colonials - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Central Florida Knights have generally struggled to win games in recent years so a 6-4 record is a really good thing. The Knights have won five of six following a 101-96, overtime win versus Bethune-Cookman. UCF fired away at almost 54% and held a 36-12 advantage at the stripe that offset the Wildcats 49% marksmanship and 19 more looks at the basket. The balanced Knights attack featured four double digit scorers with Shaheed Davis leading the way with 20 points on 8-12 from the floor with Daiquan Walker adding 21 points, five yanks and ten assists. Adonys Henriquez and Matt Williams netted 13 points apiece while AJ Davis and Staphon Blair combined for 20 points. 

The under is 18-7 in George Washington last 25 road games and is 35-16 in their last 51 non-conference games. Central Florida are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and  are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games while going  6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic 10. I know this is a road game for GW but they have to win this type of game in conference play…

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George Washington -1.5

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