Saint Joseph's vs. George Washington - 3/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (22-9) vs. St. Joseph's Hawks (24-7)
College Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: St. Joseph's Hawks -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC SN
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and the George Washington Colonials face off on Friday in A-10 conference tournament college basketball action.
The St. Joe’s Hawks are 24-7 this season but they finished their regular season by losing their last two games. St. Joe’s is averaging 76.9 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Isaiah Miles leads the Hawks averaging 18 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. DeAndre Bembry is averaging 17 points and 7.0 rebounds, Aaron Brown is averaging 9.7 points, and Shavar Newkirk is averaging 8.5 points. St. Joe’s is 13-5 in the A-10 and 2-1 in neutral site games.
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The George Washington Colonials are 23-9 this season and they are coming off of a win over St. Louis to land in this game. GW is averaging 75.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Tyler Cavanaugh leads the Colonials averaging 16.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Patricio Garino is averaging 14.2 points, Kevin Larsen is averaging 11.8 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Yuta Wantanabe is averaging 8.3 points. George Washington is 12-7 in the AAC and 2-1 in neutral site games.
St. Joseph’s is 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 games, 1-4 against the spread against the A-10, and 10-4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. George Washington is 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage higher than .600 and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against St. Joe’s. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two teams.
This is a light line and it looks almost too easy but I will go for it anyways and take St. Joe’s.