George Washington at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The George Washington Colonials travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has VCU as 8 point favorites.
George Washington comes into this game with an overall record of 9-10. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 64.4 points per game while giving up 68.7 per contest. VCU has an overall mark of 11-8. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 75.2, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 6-9 against the spread this season
The George Washington Colonials are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 7-8 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Key George Washington Colonials Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Jair Bolden averages 12.5 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Yuta Watanabe averages 14.4 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
De'Riante Jenkins averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Justin Tillman averages 17.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Colonials allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 295th and 235th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 81st place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in college basketball. George Washington averages 64.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 337th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 274th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 331st in D-1. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 299th and 283rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 75.2 points per contest, which ranks them 252nd in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 278th and 210th in those defensive statistics. They rank 277th with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 174th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 140th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. VCU is 116th in Division 1 with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 159th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 135th in the nation. They are 107th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game and 124th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Rams are 148th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Colonials are 273rd in the country in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 289th. They are 346th in college basketball in pace with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 307th. As a unit they are 315th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in D-1. George Washington is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 257th in the country.
VCU is 179th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 269th in the nation. The Rams are 141st in the country in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 236th. In terms of pace they are 100th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 156th. As a team they are 168th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 163rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's George Washington/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take VCU -8
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