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Rhode Island vs. George Washington - 2/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
George Washington at Rhode Island
Date & Time Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Thomas M. Ryan Center
Kingston, RI
The Line
Rhode Island Rams -10.5 -- O/U: 133.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The George Washington Colonials and the Rhode Island Rams meet in A-10 college basketball action from the Thomas M. Ryan Center on Tuesday night.

The George Washington Colonials come into this game looking to rebound after an 85-57 loss to VCU last time out. DJ Williams led the Colonials with 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting with a team-high 7 rebounds and 3 assists while Maceo Jack added 12 points with a pair of blocks as the only other GW player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Justin Mazzulla added 9 points with a team-high 4 assists as well in the loss for the Colonials. Williams leads the Colonials in scoring with 15 points per game while Mazzulla leads GW in assists with 3.5 assists per game and Terry Nolan Jr. leads George Washington in rebounding with 5.2 rebounds per game this season. As a team, George Washington is averaging 64.4 points per game on 41.5% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 68% from the foul line this season.

The Rhode Island Rams will be out to snap a 5-game losing streak after a 75-66 loss to Davidson last time out. Tyrese Martin led the Rams with 16 points on 3 of 7 shooting with an 8 of 10 mark from the foul line. Cyril Langevine, Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell each had 12 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Rhode Island in the loss, with Langevine adding a team-high 13 rebounds for the double-double while Dowtin dished out a team-high 3 assists and Russell had a team-high 3 steals. Dowtin leads Rhode Island with an average of 15.1 points and 3.8 assists per game while Langevine leads the Rams in rebounding by averaging a double-double per game with 14.2 points and a team-high 10.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Rhode Island is averaging 67.7 points per game on 41.4% shooting from the field, 25.7% from behind the arc and 67.7% from the foul line this season.

George Washington is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 10-23-1 ATS in their last 34 road games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 conference games. Rhode Island is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 conference games. The favorite is 6-0-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

Neither of these teams are ones that I feel relatively comfortable siding with in this one, so the points could be worth a look. However, George Washington has been brutal on the road as of late, losing their last 5 conference road games and 4 of those last 5 by double digits. In those losses, the Colonials were defeated by an average margin of 15.7 points per game. Rhode Island hasn’t been very good ATS in their own right, but 3 of the last 4 wins for Rhode Island over George Washington came by at least 12 points, so if forced to pick, I’d lay the points with Rhode Island but I’m personally staying far away from this game.

Pick:
Rhode Island -10.5

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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