George Washington vs. Duquesne - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (10-4) at George Washington Colonials (12-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duquesne Dukes and George Washington Colonials square off Saturday night at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Duquesne Dukes look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 77.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Derrick Colter is averaging 17.5 points and 3.8 assists while Micah Mason is averaging 15.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jeremiah Jones is dishing 2.6 assists and L.G. Gill is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. Duquesne is allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.8 turnovers per game. The Duquesne Dukes have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The George Washington Colonials look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The George Washington Colonials are averaging 74.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Tyler Cavanaugh is averaging 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while Patricio Garino is averaging 12.7 points and 1.7 assists. Kevin Larsen is the third double-digit scorer and Joe McDonald is dishing 2.4 assists. The George Washington Colonials are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. George Washington is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game. The George Washington Colonials have won 11 straight home games.
The Dukes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic 10. The Colonials are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dukes are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in George Washington and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
While George Washington is the better team and should win, the Colonials haven't done a great job of covering numbers. Duquesne is battle tested on the road and has the ability to hang around.