George Washington vs. Richmond - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Washington vs. Richmond - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Richmond Spiders (20-7) at George Washington Colonials (12-15)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)

The Line: George Washington Colonials +8 -- Over/Under: 134.5

TV: ESPN+

The Richmond Spiders and the George Washington Colonials meet in college basketball action from Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday. 

Richmond sits at 20-7 on the year. After a five-game win streak over George Washington, Fordham, La Salle, VCU and George Mason, Richmond lost their last game Saturday to St. Bonaventure. 

In the loss to the Bonnies, Richmond’s Blake Francis led the team on 23 points with two assists and one rebound. Jacob Gilyard added 16 points, six assists and two rebounds there, and Grant Golden put up 13 points, five assists and eight rebounds for Richmond. 

Over on the George Washington side, they’re 12-15 this year. After recently winning consecutive games over George Mason and Duquesne, George Washington lost their last outing to La Salle on Saturday. 

In the loss to the Colonials, George Washington’s lead scorers (and the only ones on the team in double-digits) were Armel Potter and Maceo Jack. That duo each scored 19 points for GW there, and combined for three assists and five rebounds. 

George Washington is 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 Wednesday games and the under is 7-2 in their last nine Wednesday games. The over is 9-4 in George Washington’s last 13 versus a team with a winning straight-up record. 

Meanwhile, Richmond is 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss and 6-2 ATS in their last eight as a favorite. The under is 18-7-1 in Richmond’s last 26 overall and 7-2-1 in their last 10 after an ATS loss. 

Richmond didn’t have too many issues during their five-game winning streak, but they fell behind 40-32 at the break to St. Bonaventure their last time out, and couldn’t overcome the deficit from a pretty good Bonnies team. Richmond has had a few dud scoring games lately as well, but they still finish over 70 more often than not so I’m not too worried. 

As for George Washington, they put up 70 points versus Duquesne and then fell off with 62 versus La Salle. The last time these teams met was a 76-54 home victory for the Spiders and I don’t think this one will be much different. Give me Richmond. 

Andrew’s Pick Richmond Spiders -8

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.