UMass at George Washington NCAA Basketball Tips 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Charles E. Smith Center
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Charles E. Smith Center to play the George Washington Colonials on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Massachusetts as 1 point favorites.
UMass comes into this game with an overall record of 9-16. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 70.8 points per game while giving up 72.1 per contest. George Washington has an overall mark of 7-18. They are averaging 64.2 points per contest and giving up 71.5, which is a point differential of -7.3.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 11-14-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 12-13-0 against the spread
The George Washington Colonials are 14-10-1 against the over/under
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
02/19/19 G Luwane Pipkins Hamstring missed last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Geo Washington
Key George Washington Colonials Injuries
12/13/18 F Arnaldo Toro Hip is out for season
Carl Pierre averages 11.3 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Luwane Pipkins comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Terry Nolan Jr. averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 60%. D.J. Williams averages 14.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Minutemen allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 199th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 199th and 224th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 293rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in the nation. UMass averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 239th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 209th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 152nd in D-1. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 217th and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 153rd with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Colonials surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 180th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 198th and 245th in those defensive statistics. They rank 251st with 14.0 assists allowed per contest, and 310th with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Colonials are 79th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. George Washington is 334th in the country with 64.2 points per game this year. They are 313th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -7.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 307th in the nation. They are 288th in the country in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game and 299th in assists per contest with 11.6. The Colonials are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 186th. They are 239th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 185th. As a unit they are 209th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 117th in D-1. UMass is 119th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
George Washington is 118th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Colonials are 333rd in the country in offensive rating with 92.9. In terms of pace they are 257th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 325th. As a team they are 327th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 245th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UMass/George Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take George Washington +1
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