George Washington vs. Dayton - 2/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (17-4) at George Washington Colonials (16-6)
College Basketball: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dayton Flyers and George Washington Colonials meet Friday night at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Dayton Flyers have won four of their last six games and look for their fourth road win. On the season, Dayton is averaging 69.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and is allowing 60.3 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Jordan Sibert is averaging 16.5 points and two assists while Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 12.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Kendall Pollard is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Scoochie Smith is dishing 4.1 assists. The Dayton Flyers have six players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Dayton is allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last nine games. Dayton is 3-3 SU on the road.
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The George Washington Colonials have won five of their last eight games and are chasing a A-10 title. On the season, George Washington is averaging 67.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 59.9 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Patricio Garino is averaging 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kethan Savage is averaging 12.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Kevin Larsen is the third player averaging double-digit points and Joe McDonald is dishing 3.1 assists. The George Washington Colonials have six players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 68 percent from the line and 32.3 percent from deep. Defensively, George Washington is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Flyers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Atlantic 10 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Colonials are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Dayton has lost its last two road games, while George Washington has yet to lose on its home court this season. So while the free points with a solid Dayton team is interesting, I see the Colonials winning and covering the small number at home.