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George Washington vs. Richmond - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Richmond at George Washington
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Charles E. Smith Center
Washington, DC
The Line
George Washington Colonials PK -- Over/Under: 137.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Richmond Spiders and the George Washington Colonials meet in A-10 conference college basketball action from the Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Richmond Spiders will look to rebound from back-to-back losses following a 78-67 loss to Rhode Island in their last outing. Jacob Gilyard led Richmond with 19 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 4 threes, 5 assists and 4 steals. Grant Golden came 2nd with 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting with team-highs of 8 rebounds and 6 assists while Jake Wojcik added 12 points on 4 of 7 shooting from 3-point range to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Richmond in the losing effort. Golden leads Richmond with an average of 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Jacob Gilyard leads the Spiders in assists with 5.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Richmond is averaging 70.4 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 33.1% from behind the 3-point line and 67.5% from the foul line this season.

The George Washington Colonials come into this game looking to rebound after a 72-66 loss to Dayton in their last outing. DJ Williams led the Colonials with 20 points on 9 of 17 shooting with a pair of threes while Maceo Jack added 13 points and Javier Langarica added 12 points. Justin Mazzulla added 11 points with 3 threes, 5 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists to round out the group of double-digit scorers for GW in the loss. Terry Nolan Jr. added 6 points and team-highs of 10 rebounds and his own 4 assists as well in the defeat. Williams leads George Washington with an average of 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while Mazzulla leads the Colonials in assists with 3 assists per game this season. As a team, George Washington is averaging 64.5 points per game on 40.6% shooting from the field, 31.6% from behind the arc and 64.5% from the foul line this season.

Richmond is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the over is 24-9-1 in their last 34 conference games. George Washington is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games. The home team is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

Those who have followed me this season know that early on I was one of, if not the first, to fade George Washington as the Colonials just couldn’t win or cover to save their lives. Now all of a sudden, the Colonials are almost .500 SU at home and have covered in each of their last 7 games overall and each of their last 5 home games. Richmond has a tendency to play at the same level or down to their opposition, so given how much success the home team has had in this matchup, I’ll side with George Washington to pick up another home win in this pick ‘em.

Pick:
George Washington PK

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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