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Saint Louis vs. George Washington - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Washington Colonials (15-17) at Saint Louis Billikens (16-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -2 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds


We’ve got Atlantic 10 Tournament college basketball action coming our way from Verizon Center on Thursday as the George Washington Colonials take on the Saint Louis Billikens. 

George Washington enters this game at 15-17 overall. The Colonials were sitting at 9-14 back on February 3, but since have won six of their last nine games. That mark includes George Washington’s victory Wednesday over Fordham. 

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Saint Louis vs. George Washington - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


In that 78-72 win, George Washington’s leading scorer was guard Jair Bolden with 22 points. Arnaldo Toro also had a nice game for the Colonials with a double-double; 11 points and 15 rebounds. 

Over on the St. Louis side, they’re sitting at 16-15 on the year thus far. The Billikens have lost three of their last four games, and fell to St. Bonaventure on Saturday. In that one, St. Louis’ lead scorers were Javon Bess and DJ Foreman with 15 points apiece. 

Bess leads the Billikens with 13.3 PPG and 7.4 RPG on the year, and Jordan Goodwin is second on 11.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG. Also in double-figures this year is Davell Roby with 10.9 PPG to his credit for St. Louis. 

The Colonials are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up win. George Washington is also 1-5-2 ATS in their last eight neutral-site games and the under is 5-1 in their last six neutral-site games. 

Meanwhile, the Billikens are 4-0 ATS in their last four Thursday games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. St. Louis is also 5-1 ATS in the last six neutral-site games and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 versus the Atlantic 10. 

The Billikens have some decent scorers at the top of their roster, but frankly speaking they’ve been wholly unimpressive lately, failing to hit 70 points in any of their last four games. George Washington, on the other hand, has been scoring well lately despite losing 62-53 at Saint Louis on February 24. I’m leaning toward sticking with the Colonials here for a cover.

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