Saint Louis vs. George Washington - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (12-2) at Saint Louis Billikens (5-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens +9 -- Over/Under: 134 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Billikens and the George Washington Colonials face off on Wednesday in A-10 college basketball action.
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-8 this season and they have lost their last five games. Saint Louis is averaging 64 points per game and they are shooting 43.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Ash Yacoubou leads the Billikens averaging 11.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Miles Reynolds is averaging 10.5 points, Malik Yarbrough is averaging 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Mike Crawford is averaging 9.8 points. St. Louis is a shell of what they were in the Rick Majeris years.
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The George Washington Colonials are 12-2 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. GW is averaging 75.8 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Tyler Cavanaugh leads the Colonials averaging 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds. Patricio Garino is averaging 12.7 points, Kevin Larsen is averaging 10.7 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Yuta Watanabe is averaging 9.1 points. George Washington is looking like they could be a factor in the A-10 this season.
Saint Louis is 7-22 against the spread against the Atlantic 10, 5-20-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games, and 1-11 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. George Washington is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 home games, and 6-16 against the spread in their last 22 games against the A-10. The favorite is 8-3 against the point spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.
This one should stay under the total so under is my free pick.