Charlotte 49ers (3-3) at George Washington Colonials (1-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials +1 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and the George Washington Colonials meet in college basketball action from the Charles E. Smith Center on Tuesday afternoon.
The Charlotte 49ers will look to build on back-to-back wins, sitting at 3-3 on the year after a 76-72 win over North Carolina A&T last time out. Jahmir Young led the 49ers with 27 points on 9 of 11 shooting with 5 rebounds and 3 assists with a pair of steals as well while Milos Supica added 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting with 11 rebounds for the double-double and Brice Williams chipped in 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Charlotte in the winning effort. Jhery Matos added 7 points with a pair of threes and a team-high 4 assists while Jordan Shepherd added 9 points as well in the victory for Charlotte. Young leads Charlotte in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game while Supica leads the 49ers on the glass with 6 rebounds per game and Matos leads Charlotte in assists with 3 helpers per game this season. As a team, Charlotte is averaging 66 points per game on 45.2% shooting from the field, 31.9% from 3-point range and 73.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 61.2 points on 39.9% shooting from the field and 30.1% from 3-point range this season.
The George Washington Colonials could use a win to snap a three-game losing skid after a heartbreaking 85-84 overtime loss to William & Mary last time out. James Bishop led the Colonials with 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 8 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists while Jamison Battle chipped in 17 points and Chase Paar added 13 points with 8 rebounds. Matthew Moyer added 10 points with 11 rebounds for the double-double to round out the scoring in double figures for GW in the loss while Jameer Nelson Jr. added 8 points with 5 steals in the losing effort for the Colonials. Bishop leads George Washington in scoring and assists with an average of 19.5 points and 6.8 assists per game while Moyer leads the Colonials in rebounding with 9.7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, George Washington is averaging 77.3 points on 46.6% shooting from the field, 33.9% form 3-point range and 73.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 79 points on 44.6% shooting from the field and 33.5% from 3-point range this season.
Charlotte is 20-43 ATS in their last 63 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. George Washington is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I get why one would be tempted with a free point in a coin flip as it just seems like they’re begging you to take Charlotte here. Well, they’re not going to have to beg too hard. George Washington has just been atrocious against the number dating back to last season and I don’t see it changing here against a Charlotte team that’s actually not bad defensively. I’ll lay the point with Charlotte in this one.