George Washington vs. VCU - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (20-8) at George Washington Colonials (21-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and George Washington Colonials meet Saturday at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The VCU Rams look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The VCU Rams are averaging 78 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Melvin Johnson is averaging 18.5 points and 2.4 assists while Korey Billbury is averaging 11.2 points and five rebounds. JeQuan Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The VCU Rams are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rams are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The VCU Rams have won five of their last seven road games.
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The George Washington Colonials look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The George Washington Colonials are averaging 75.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Tyler Cavanaugh is averaging 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while Patricio Garino is averaging 13.9 points and 1.6 assists. Kevin Larsen is the third double-digit scorer and Joe McDonald is dishing 2.5 assists. The George Washington Colonials are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Colonials are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game. The George Washington Colonials have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Colonials are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This should be a hell of a game between two solid teams. George Washington is a little more consistent team on the defensive end and has the advantage on the glass. I like the home team in a toss up game.