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Richmond vs. George Washington - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Washington Colonials (8-9) at Richmond Spiders (3-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm (Robins Center)

The Line: Richmond Spiders -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: NBCS

We have some A-10 college basketball action on tap, as the George Washington Colonials visit the Richmond Spiders on Saturday afternoon. 

The George Washington Colonials will try to bounce back after dropping their 3rd straight game, including a 72-45 beatdown at the hands of Davidson in their last outing. Yuta Watanabe led the team with 12 points, 5 rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Terry Nolan Jr. added 10 points as the lone pair of GW players to finish in double digits scoring in the loss. Bo Zeigler also added 7 points with 3 blocks in the losing effort for the Colonials. Watanabe leads the team with an average of 14.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Jair Bolden is the team’s top assist man with 2.7 assists per game this season. As a team, George Washington is scoring 63.3 points per game on 42% shooting from the field, 30% from behind the arc and 69.4% from the foul line this season. 

Richmond vs. George Washington - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Richmond Spiders will try to bounce back after dropping 3 straight conference outings, including an 87-81 loss to Dayton last time out. Julius Johnson led the team with 17 points, including 5 triples. Khwan Fore and Nick Sherod tied for 2nd with 15 points apiece, with Fore adding a share of the team-high with 5 assists while Sherod shot 5 of 10 from the field with 3 triples. De’Monte Buckingham added 14 points with a team-high 7 rebounds in the losing effort for the Spiders, while Jacob Gillard added 9 points with 5 assists and a whopping 6 steals. Grant Golden logged just 6 points but still leads the team in scoring this season with 14.3 points per game, while Buckingham leads the team on the glass with 7.4 rebounds per game and Gillard leads the team in assists with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team,Richmond its coring 66.7 points per game on 42.9% shooting from the field, 31.4% from behind the arc and 68% from the foul line this season. 

George Washington is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. Richmond is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 conference matchups while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. George Washington is 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Richmond at times has looked like the worst team in the conference, but they’ve been stringing some positive signs together, including hanging around with Dayton in their last outing. George Washington just looks lost and Richmond has had the Colonial’s number ATS over the years, so I’ll take a shot at lay the bucket with Richmond in a game I’d stay away from personally.

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