George Washington vs. Duquesne - 1/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne at George Washington
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Charles E. Smith Center)
George Washington Colonials +3 -- Over/Under: 136.5
The Duquesne Dukes will travel to the Charles E. Smith Center to take on the George Washington Colonials this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Duquesne Dukes won their 3rd straight game and improved to 12-5 (3-1 A-10) on the season after defeating the Richmond Spiders, 74-68, this past Wednesday night. Duquesne was solid on the offensive end agianst the Spiders and was able to pull away late after taking a 70-65 lead with just 1:00 minute left in regulation. Duquesne shot 46.4% from the field & 34.5% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Dukes was Sincere Carry who had 21 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals.
On the season, Duquesne is averaging 63.7 ppg no 40.3% shooting from the field. The Dukes are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game on 30.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Duquesne has been led by Eric Williams Jr. (12.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.1 spg), Sincere Carry (11.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.6 apg, 2.9 spg), Michael Hughes (11.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.5 bpg), and Marcus Weathers (11.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.5 bpg).
Defensively, Duquesne is allowing their opponents to average 70.8 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Dukes have a rebound margin of -0.4 and a turnover margin of 1.5.
The George Washington Colonials snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 6-11 (2-2 A-10) on the season after defeating the Lasalle Explorers, 59-56, this past Wednesday night. George Washington struggled offensively in the 1st half and trailed by a 23-14 margin at halftime, however, the shots started to fall for the Colonials in the 2nd half and they were able to secure the come from behind victory after closing out the final 4:48 of regulation on a 9-3 run. George Washington shot 43.4% from the field while holding the Explorers to just 34.4% shooting from the field & 15.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Colonials was Terry Nolan Jr. who had a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals.
On the season, George Washington is averaging 63.7 ppg on 40.3% shooting from the field. The Colonials are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game on 30.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Washington has been led by DJ Williams (12.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.3 apg), Terry Nolan Jr. (12.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg), Justin Mazzulla (9.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.2 spg), and Maceo Jack (9.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg).
Defensively, George Washington is allowing their opponents to average 70.2 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Colonials have a rebound margin of -5.4 and a turnover margin of 0.3.
The Dukes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, however, just 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS win. The Colonials are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Duquesne has won 4 of their last 6 games and has been solid on both ends of the court this season as they average T-180th in scoring offense, 162nd in scoring defense, and 19th in steals per game. George Washington has split their last 10 games and although they’ve been decent on the defensive end, ranking 146th in scoring defense, the offensive has struggled this season as the Colonials currently rank just 340th in scoring offense & 327th in FG%.
George Washington has been outstanding ATS as of late, however, it’s hard taking the Colonials as their offense can be non-existent at times as we saw in the 1st half agianst La Salle earlier this week. Duquesne is the better team of the two and as they were able to pull at the win at George Washington last season, I think they’ll be able to do it against and cover this small spread.