Charlotte 49ers vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (-1)
The Charlotte 49ers (3-3) head to Charles E. Smith Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the George Washington Colonials (1-5). George Washington opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The total opens at 137.5.
Charlotte comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 3-3 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling down 31.8 rebounds per game and has accumulated 78 dimes this year, which is 176th in the nation in terms of passing. The 49ers are hitting 31.9% on shots from downtown (36 of 113) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 66.0 pts per game (273rd in college basketball) while going 45.2% from the field. When they are on defense, the 49ers are able to force 12.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 30.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 42nd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (61.2). The 49ers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 39.9% (128 of 321) and they surrender 30.3 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 153rd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 71 conceded so far this season.
The Charlotte 49ers stepped onto the hardwood against the North Carolina A&T Aggies and walked away with a win by a score of 76-72 in their last game. Charlotte finished the contest having earned a 59.6% FG percentage (28 of 47) and knocked down 6 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the 49ers buried 14 of 19 tries for a rate of 73.7%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected 26 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 18 assists in the matchup while earning 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defending, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 59.6% from the floor on 28 of 47. North Carolina A&T doled out 14 dimes and 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Aggies collected 18 boards (6 offensive, 12 defensive) and got 2 blocks. North Carolina A&T finished shooting 90.9% at the free throw line by making 10 of 11 tries. They also converted 10 out of their 21 shots from 3-point range.
Jahmir Young is one guy who had an impact in this contest. He walked away with 27 points on 9 out of 11 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and also totaled 5 boards. Young ended up going 81.8% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this game for the 49ers was Brice Williams. He pulled down 4 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field for the game by connecting on 5-of-10 (13 points). In all, Williams played 38 min.
George Washington has a record of 1-5 on the season. George Washington has accounted for 464 points so far this year (77.3 per contest) and they pull in 37.7 rebounds per contest. The Colonials commit 14.2 personal fouls per contest and they go 73.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Colonials are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks 125th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 12.5 times per contest (235th in the country) and they are turning it over 16.3 times per game. The Colonials defensively are ranked 296th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 79.0. They give up 17.2 dimes and 35.2 total rebounds per game, which is 311th and 168th in those categories on the defensive end. The George Washington defense gives up 33.5% on 3-point shots (55 of 164) and opponents are knocking down 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the floor (237th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the George Washington Colonials took a loss by a final score of 85-84 against the William & Mary Tribe. The Colonials were able to collect 22 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 35 in the matchup. They also blocked 5 shots while recording 8 steals for the game. The Tribe committed 20 fouls for the contest which took the Colonials to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a percentage of 82.6%. In regard to shots from downtown, George Washington converted 5 of 19 attempts (26.3%). Overall, the Colonials ended up shooting 30 out of 62 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.4%. The Colonials allowed the Tribe to convert 33 of 65 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.8% in this game. They wrapped up this game 22.2% from 3-point land by shooting 4 of 18 and ended up shooting 15 out of 17 at the free throw line (88.2%). Regarding cleaning the glass, George Washington permitted William & Mary to collect 25 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Jamison Battle ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Colonials in this matchup. He made 6 of 13 for the contest for a rate of 46.2%, which got him 17 points. Battle totaled 2 rebounds in his 39 minutes played and had 2 assists for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for George Washington was James Bishop. He finished with 21 points in 37 minutes on the court via 7 of 13 shooting in the game. Bishop wrapped this one up going 53.8% from the floor while collecting 5 dimes and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (-1)
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