VCU vs. George Washington - 1/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (16-4) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (16-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The George Washington Colonials and VCU Rams play Tuesday night at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
The George Washington Colonials have won four straight games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, George Washington is averaging 69.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Patricio Garino is averaging 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while Kethan Savage is averaging 12 points and 2.6 assists. Kevin Larsen is the third player averaging double-digit points and Joe McDonald is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The George Washington Colonials have six players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 68.6 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, George Washington is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The VCU Rams have won 11 straight games and look to remain undefeated in A-10 play. On the season, VCU is averaging 75.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 65.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Treveon Graham is averaging 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Melvin Johnson is averaging 13.4 points and 2.1 assists. Briante Weber is dishing 4.6 assists and Terry Larrier is shooting 38.9 percent from the field. The VCU Rams are a defensive team that’s allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in nine of their last 10 games. Offensively, VCU is shooting 62.8 percent from the line and 36.6 percent from beyond the arc.
The Colonials are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Rams are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colonials are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
This line isn't showing any love at all to George Washington, which is actually one of the top teams in the A-10. This should be a great game that comes down to the wire, which is why I'm taking the points here.