George Washington at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The George Washington Colonials head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 14 point favorites.
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George Washington comes into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 68.8 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 3-3 against the spread this season
The George Washington Colonials are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Key George Washington Colonials Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yuta Watanabe averages 14.8 points per contest in 38.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jair Bolden averages 14.8 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Lamar Stevens averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Tony Carr scores 20.1 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Colonials allow 69.9 points per contest which is 132nd in Division 1. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 269th and 238th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 57th, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 40th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the nation. George Washington averages 68.8 points per contest this year, which is 291st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 170th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 272nd in college basketball. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 256th and 206th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 249th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions give up 67.6 points per game, which ranks them 89th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 136th and 311th in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 130th with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 321st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest this year. Penn State is 103rd in Division 1 with 79.2 points per contest this season. They are 146th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 167th in D-1. They are 153rd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.0 boards per contest and 182nd in assists per game with 14.0. The Nittany Lions are 153rd in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Colonials are 275th in the country in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 181st. They are 341st in college basketball in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 212th. As a unit they are 213th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in D-1. George Washington is 180th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 225th in the country.
Penn State is 201st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 121st in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 56th in the nation in defensive rating with 92.3, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 120th. They are 99th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 196th. As a unit they are 171st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take George Washington +14 and over 150 total points
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