UMass Minutemen vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: UMass (-3.5)
Charles E. Smith Center is the site where and the George Washington Colonials (3-7) will play the UMass Minutemen (2-3) on Wednesday. George Washington opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The total opens at 155.5.
UMass enters this game with a record of 2-3 on the campaign. The Minutemen are hitting 34.1% on three-point attempts (46 of 135) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 86.8 points per contest (14th in the country) while hitting 43.5% from the floor. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a team are committing 21.6 fouls per contest. As a team, UMass is grabbing 35.4 rebounds per contest and has 79 dimes so far this year, which is 274th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Minutemen have forced 17.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 24.2 fouls. They rank 87th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 80 conceded so far this season. The Minutemen defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 49.6% (141 of 284) and they relinquish 36.4 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 40.0% on 3-pointers and they are 323rd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (81.8).
The UMass Minutemen faced the George Mason Patriots and went home with a loss by a final score of 93-92 in their last contest. UMass ended the game with a 38.5% field goal percentage (25 out of 65) and converted 10 of their 30 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Minutemen knocked down 32 of their 44 shots for a rate of 72.7%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest while earning 7 steals and 4 blocks. When it comes to the defense, UMass allowed 38.5% from the floor on 25 of 65 shooting. George Mason earned 19 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. Additionally, the Patriots pulled down 41 boards (7 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 4 blocks. George Mason walked away from this one shooting 61.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 36 attempts. They buried 7 out of their 16 shots from 3-point land.
Tre Mitchell is a player who had an impact in this contest. He totaled 23 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 42 minutes played and pulled down 8 rebounds. Mitchell finished shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Minutemen was Carl Pierre. He collected 7 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He ended up going 35.7% from the floor in this contest by shooting 5-of-14 (19 points). In all, Pierre played 46 minutes.
George Washington has a win-loss mark of 3-7 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Colonials are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which is 102nd in D-1. George Washington has totaled 738 points so far this season (73.8 per contest) and they average 35.9 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.2 times per contest (251st in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. The Colonials are committing 15.2 personal fouls per game and they connect on 70.1% from the free throw line. The Colonials are ranked 255th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 73.5. The George Washington defense gives up 33.3% on 3-point shots (78 of 234) and their opponents are connecting on 67.3% of their foul shots. They surrender 15.0 assists and 35.2 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 278th and 185th in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.9% from the field (222nd in the nation).
For their last game, the George Washington Colonials walked away with a victory by a final of 75-73 when they faced the Duquesne Dukes. The Colonials snagged 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this game. They turned away 2 shots while getting 8 steals for this game. The Dukes earned 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Colonials to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a percentage of 77.8%. With respect to shots from downtown, George Washington converted 9 out of 25 attempts (36.0%). Overall, the Colonials finished 26 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.4%. The Colonials permitted the Dukes to knock down 28 of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.7% for the contest. They shot 33.3% from three-point range via 7 of 21 and ended up going 10 of 23 at the free throw line (43.5%). When discussing rebounding, George Washington permitted Duquesne to pull down 38 in all (13 offensive).
Jamison Battle ended up being a major contributor for the Colonials for the game. He made 10 of 19 for the matchup giving him a rate of 52.6%, which got him 29 points. Battle snagged 7 rebounds in his 38 mins played and added 2 assists for this contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for George Washington was James Bishop. He was able to score 16 points in his 38 minutes on the court via 6 out of 15 shooting in this contest. Bishop walked away from this one going 40.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 7 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take George Washington (+3.5) and over 155.5 points
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