Friday, December 30, 2016
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The George Washington Colonials travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has St. Joseph's as 5 point favorites.
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The Colonials come into this game with an overall record of 8-5 and a road record of 2-1. They are 4-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5. The Hawks have an overall record of 6-5 and a home record of 3-1. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Tyler Cavanaugh comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Colonials. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Jaren Sina averages 10.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for George Washington. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Shavar Newkirk averages 21.2 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Lamarr Kimble averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
George Washington averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 238th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 290th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 199th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game which ranks them 51st and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 14.5 per game. The Colonials allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 116th and 262nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 234th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in Division 1.
St. Joseph's averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 158th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 220th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 237th in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest which ranks them 98th and 280th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 33rd with 11.4 per game. The Hawks allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 177th and 269th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 156th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 266th place in the nation. The Hawks force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in college basketball.
The Colonials average 67 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Colonials have an offensive rating of 102 and they assist on 56.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. George Washington turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%. The Colonials give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hawks score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11 points per game. The Hawks have a rating on offense of 103.5 and 45.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Saint Joseph's turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31%. The Hawks give up 70.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 4-6 against the spread
The George Washington Colonials are 5-5 against the over/under
Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 4-6 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 5-5 against the over/under
George Washington Colonials Injuries
12/22/16 G Patrick Steeves Knee "?"
12/03/16 G Yuta Watanabe Calf out indefinitely
Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
12/18/16 F Lorenzo Edwards Shoulder out indefinitely
11/19/16 F James Demery Foot out indefinitely
11/09/16 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take St. Joseph's -5
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