Miami at George Washington College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Charles E. Smith Center
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Charles E. Smith Center to play the George Washington Colonials on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 11.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They currently have a point differential of 22.1 as they are averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 57.1 per contest. George Washington has an overall mark of 5-5. They are averaging 67.3 points per contest and giving up 70.3, which is a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 2-1 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 3-4 against the spread this season
The George Washington Colonials are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/15/17 G Bruce Brown Hand is doubtful Saturday vs Geo Washington
Key George Washington Colonials Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dewan Huell averages 13.1 points per game while playing 21.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 68%. Dejan Vasiljevic averages 11.8 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Yuta Watanabe averages 15.1 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jair Bolden averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 79.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 38th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 67th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.9 per game. The Hurricanes allow 57.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in Division 1. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 137th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
George Washington is 309th in the country with 67.3 points per game this year. They are 202nd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in college basketball. They are 289th in the nation in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 268th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Colonials are 223rd in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Colonials surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 141st in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 278th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 98th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Colonials are 29th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game this season.
The Hurricanes are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 81 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 206th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 25th. As a team they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 200th in Division 1. Miami is 281st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 40%, which is 3rd in the nation.
George Washington is 153rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 235th in the nation. The Colonials are 223rd in the country in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 276th. In terms of pace they are 336th in Division 1 with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 249th. As a team they are 255th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 270th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/George Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take George Washington +11.5
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