UMass at George Washington Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The UMass Minutemen head to Barclays Center to take on the George Washington Colonials on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has UMass as 5 point favorites.
UMass comes into this game with an overall record of 11-20. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 73.7 per contest. George Washington has an overall record of 8-23. They are averaging 63.6 points per game and surrendering 72.0, good for a point differential of -8.4.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 13-18-0 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 18-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 14-17-0 against the spread this season
The George Washington Colonials are 17-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
03/11/19 G Curtis Cobb Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Geo Washington
03/11/19 C Khalea Turner-Morris Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Geo Washington
03/09/19 F Samba Diallo Knee is out indefinitely
Key George Washington Colonials Injuries
12/13/18 F Arnaldo Toro Hip is out for season
Luwane Pipkins comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Carl Pierre averages 11.8 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
D.J. Williams scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Maceo Jack averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass averages 70.9 points per contest, which is 226th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 176th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 131st in the nation. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 218th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 92nd with 13.8 per game. The Minutemen allow 73.7 points per contest, which is 237th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 287th and 240th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they allow 15.1 assists per game which puts them in 305th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
George Washington is 337th in the nation with 63.6 points per contest this season. They are 324th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -8.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 323rd in the NCAA. They are 283rd in D-1 in rebounding with 33.4 boards per contest and 314th in assists per game with 11.3. The Colonials are 199th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Colonials give up 72.0 points per game, which ranks them 190th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 218th and 271st in those defensive statistics. They rank 280th with 14.4 dimes allowed per game and 291st with 37.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Colonials are 59th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 183rd. They are 225th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 157th. As a unit they are 181st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 139th in D-1. UMass is 73rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
George Washington is 134th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Colonials are 335th in the country in offensive rating with 92.9. In terms of pace they are 257th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 333rd. As a team they are 334th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 285th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UMass/George Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UMass -5
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