San Diego State Aztecs vs. George Washington Colonials - 3/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (26-10) at San Diego State Aztecs (28-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The George Washington Colonials will play the San Diego State Aztecs in the NIT Semi-Finals on Tuesday.
The San Diego State Aztecs are 28-9 (16-2) and are coming off of wins against IPFW by a score of 79-55, Washington by a score of 93-78, and Georgia Tech by a score of 72-56 in their first 3 games of the NIT. Trey Kell led San Diego State with 18 points and 2 rebounds against Georgia Tech. San Diego State out rebounded Georgia Tech by a total of 32-30 and added 8 assists in their win. San Diego State has won 7 of their last 8 games, with their only loss coming against Fresno State in the Mountain West Tournament. San Diego State is averaging 69.2 points per game while giving up 60.5 points per game. San Diego State is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game. Trey Kell is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for San Diego State. Jeremy Hemsley is averaging 12.2 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for the Aztecs. San Diego State is shooting 68.6% on free throws, 32.9% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The George Washington Colonials are 26-10 (11-7) and are coming off of wins against Hofstra by a score of 82-80, Monmouth by a score of 87-71, and Florida by a score of 82-77 in their first 3 games of the NIT. Kevin Larsen had 19 points and 13 rebounds against Florida. George Washington out rebounded Florida by a total of 40-35 and added 10 assists in their win. George Washington has won 4 of their last 5 games, with their loss coming against St. Joe’s in the A-10 Tournament. George Washington is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 69.3 points per game. George Washington is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Tyler Cavanaugh is averaging 16.8 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for George Washington. Patricio Garino is averaging 14.2 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Colonials. George Washington is shooting 75.1% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
San Diego State has been impressive this season and just barely missed out on being in the NCAA Tournament. George Washington has looked strong in the NIT, with two very good wins against Monmouth and Florida. George Washington is the better offensive team, while San Diego State plays some of the best defense in the country. I like San Diego State to win here.