UMass Minutemen (2-3) at George Washington Colonials (3-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
The Line: George Washington Colonials +5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Massachusetts Minutemen and George Washington Colonials meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Massachusetts Minutemen look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 86.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Tre Mitchell is averaging 22.6 points and seven rebounds while Carl Pierre is averaging 15.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Noah Fernandes is the third double-digit scorer and Javohn Garcia is dishing 2.4 assists. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The George Washington Colonials need a win to rebound from an 3-7 record. The George Washington Colonials are averaging 73.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. James Bishop is averaging 19.7 points and 3.2 rebounds while Jamison Battle is averaging 18.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Matthew Moyer is the third double-digit scorer and Jameer Nelson Jr. is grabbing two rebounds. The George Washington Colonials are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The George Washington Colonials are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
The Minutemen are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Colonials are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Minutemen last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Colonials last 7 home games. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Massachusetts Minutemen haven't played a lick of defense up to this point, but they have the better athletes and have looked like the better team. The George Washington Colonials just can't get out of their own way right now, can't win games, can't cover numbers and have had defensive issues of their own. The Massachusetts Minutemen aren't a club I'm eager to back, but just about anything beats backing George Washington these days.