VCU Rams vs. George Washington Colonials - 3/15/14 Atlantic 10 Semifinal
VCU Rams (25-7) vs. George Washington Colonials (24-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Washington Colonials and VCU Rams will play Saturday for a spot in the Atlantic 10 championship. These teams split the season series with the home team winning each meeting.
The Colonials won their first tournament game on Friday with an 85-77 win over Massachusetts. In the win, they shot 50.8 percent from the field, knocked down nine threes and forced 17 turnovers. All five starters scored in double figures, and Isaiah Armwood led the team with 15 points. On the season, the Colonials average 74 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allow 66.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting. They are 17-9 ATS overall.
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The Rams won their first tournament game with a 71-53 win over Richmond. They held the Spiders to just 34 percent shooting and 14 turnovers, while the Rams grabbed 50 rebounds. Briante Weber led the way with 18 points. On the season, the Rams average 75.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allow 65.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. They haven’t allowed more than 67 points in their last five games, all of which resulted in wins. The Rams are 11-18 ATS overall.
The Colonials are 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral site games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Rams are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-0-1 in their last five following an ATS victory. The favorite has covered the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams, while George Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last five vs. VCU.
VCU is one of the hotter teams in the country, while George Washington has been a little shaky. Take the Rams to win and cover the number.