George Washington vs. Davidson - 2/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (11-9) at George Washington Colonials (9-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials +5.5 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports - Washington; NBC Sports - Philadelphia Plus; SNY
The Davidson Wildcats will travel to the Charles E. Smith Center to take on the George Washington Colonials this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Davidson Wildcats snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 11-9 (6-3 A-10) on the season after defeating the La Salle Explorers, 84-65, this past Wednesday. Davidson was outstanding in the 1st half against the Explorers and had no trouble picking up the victory after taking a 41-24 halftime lead. Davidson shot 50.0% from the field, 46.9% (15-32) from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Explorers by a 35-26 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Kellan Grady who had 26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, Davidson is averaging 75.6 ppg on 47.3% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 10.9 three-pointers per game on 37.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Davidson has been led by Peyton Aldridge (20.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.9 apg), Kellan Grady (15.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.9 apg), Jon Axel Gudmundsson (15.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.5 spg), and KiShawn Pritchett (6.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.5 apg). Defensively, Davidson is holding their opponents to an average of 67.6 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 0.8 and a turnover margin of 1.6.
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The George Washington Colonials lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 9-13 (2-7 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Duquesne Dukes, 75-73, this past Wednesday. George Washington had no answers for the Dukes offense in this one and couldn’t fight all the way back after trailing by a 73-66 margin with 0:31 seconds left in regulation. George Washington allowed Duquesne to shoot 50.0% from the field and 64.3% (9-14) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Colonials was Patrick Steeves who had 23 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and a block. On the season, George Washington is averaging 64.2 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Colonials are averaging 5.6 three-pointers per game on 30.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Washington has been led by Yuta Watanabe (14.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.7 bpg), Jair Bolden (12.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.0 apg), Patrick Steeves (10.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Terry Nolan Jr. (9.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.3 apg). Defensively, George Washington is allowing their opponents to average 69.9 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field. The Colonials have a rebound margin of -0.7 and a turnover margin of -1.4.
The Wildcats are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win however, are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Colonials are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Davison has won 6 of their last 8 games and have been great on the both ends of the court as the Wildcats rank 129th in scoring offense, 13th in three-pointers made per game, and 68th in defensive FG%. George Washington has lost 7 of their last 8 games and have struggled on the offensive end this season as the Colonials rank 339th in scoring offense, 278th in defensive FG%, and 333rd in 3P-FG%. George Washington scored just 45 points in a 27-point loss at Davison earlier this season and although I think the Colonials will be more competitive in this one, I still think that Davison wins this one by double-digits and covers this spread.