VCU Rams vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VCU Rams vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: VCU (-9.5)
The VCU Rams (9-3) go to Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the George Washington Colonials (3-7). George Washington opens this game as 9.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 143.5.
VCU comes into this game with a mark of 9-3 this year. They average 75.9 points per outing (108th in Division 1) on 46.9% from the floor. The Rams are hitting 34.5% on three-point shots (87 of 252) and 74.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, VCU is pulling in 33.8 rebounds per game and has earned 167 dimes this season, which is 75th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Rams have forced 18.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They surrender 30.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 83rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (65.8). The Rams are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.1% (269 of 671) and they surrender 34.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 214th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 135 relinquished on the season.
The VCU Rams played the Rhode Island Rams and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-68 in their last contest. VCU finished the contest having earned a 38.9% FG percentage (21 of 54) and made 7 of 23 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Rams buried 19 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 23 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 dimes for the game as well as getting 10 steals and 11 rejections. Pertaining to defending, VCU allowed their opponent to shoot 38.9% from the field on 21 of 54 shooting. Rhode Island recorded 9 assists and had 8 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Rams snagged 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 11 rejections. Rhode Island finished the contest at 76.7% from the charity stripe by making 23 of their 30 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 14 tries from distance.
Nah'Shon Hyland is a player who was a factor for the game. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 8 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also totaled 5 rebounds. Hyland went 42.1% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this contest for the Rams was KeShawn Curry. He grabbed 2 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He went 71.4% from the field in this game by hitting 5-of-7 (11 points). Overall, Curry was on the hardwood for 26 min.
George Washington has a win-loss mark of 3-7 so far this year. George Washington has tallied 738 pts so far this season (73.8 per contest) and they pull in 35.9 rebounds per contest. The Colonials are committing 15.2 fouls every game and they shoot 70.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Colonials are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which is 94th in the nation. They are earning an assist 12.2 times per game (257th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game. The Colonials on defense are ranked 250th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 73.5. The George Washington defense allows 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (78 of 234) and opponents are making 67.3% of their free throw shots. They allow 15.0 dimes and 35.2 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 287th and 181st in those defensive categories. They are able to force 12.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (216th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the George Washington Colonials went home victorious with a score of 75-73 when they played the Duquesne Dukes. The Colonials recorded 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this contest. They also blocked 2 attempts while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Dukes committed 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Colonials to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 77.8%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, George Washington knocked down 9 of their 25 tries (36.0%). When the game finished, the Colonials ended up going 26 out of 56 from the floor which had them shooting 46.4%. The Colonials allowed the Dukes to make 28 out of their 60 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.7% for this game. They finished 33.3% from three-point range by going 7 of 21 and ended up going 10 out of 23 from the free throw line (43.5%). Regarding rebounds, George Washington permitted Duquesne to pull down 38 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Jamison Battle ended up being a factor for the Colonials in this game. He buried 10 out of 19 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.6%, which had him sitting at 29 points. Battle collected 7 boards in his 38 mins played and accumulated 2 dimes for this game. Someone else that was important for George Washington was James Bishop. He totaled 16 points in 38 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 15 shooting in this matchup. Bishop ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor while earning 7 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VCU (-9.5)
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