George Washington Colonials vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 2/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: George Washington Colonials vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Location: William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, MA
The George Washington Colonials (8-13) are traveling to William D. Mullins Memorial Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the UMass Minutemen (10-11).
The George Washington Colonials faced off with Davidson and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-73 in their last game. George Washington ended the game having earned a 48.1% FG percentage (25 out of 52) and made 13 of 30 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Colonials buried 10 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 21 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 12 dimes in the game while forcing 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defense, George Washington allowed the other team to shoot 56.3% from the field on 27 out of 48 shooting. Davidson recorded 14 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Additionally, Davidson snagged 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Davidson finished the game at 69.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 23 shots. They also knocked down 8 of their 22 tries from downtown. In the matter of fouls, the Colonials ended up with 21 while Davidson totaled 14 fouls.
James Bishop is someone who was a contributor in the game. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist. He played for 35 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. He left the arena with 26 points on 9 out of 18 shooting.
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George Washington heads into this one with a record of 8-13 on the year. They currently have an average of 66.2 points per game (300th in D-1) while hitting 42.3% from the field. The Colonials are hitting 32.3% from downtown (142 of 439) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, George Washington is collecting 32.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 245 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 302nd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.8 fouls per game.
On defense, the Colonials have forced 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 14.7 fouls. They are ranked 186th in the nation in giving up assists with 279 conceded for the season. The Colonials are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (552 of 1,247) and they concede 38.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 31.0% on shots from distance while they are 257th in college hoops in opponents points per game (71.9).
For their last game, the UMass Minutemen took home the win by a final score of 78-67 when they played Rhode Island. Concerning attacking the glass, UMass permitted Rhode Island to grab 35 in total (11 on the offensive side). They finished 28.6% from 3-point land by going 6 of 21 and ended up going 9 of 18 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Minutemen permitted Rhode Island to convert 26 out of 59 attempts from the field which had them at 44.1% for this game. Overall, the Minutemen finished 28 for 62 from the field which had them shooting 45.2%. In regard to 3-point shots, UMass made 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). They were able to knock down 12 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. Rhode Island committed 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Minutemen to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They also turned it over 16 times, while getting 13 steals in the matchup. The Minutemen collected 26 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 36 in the game.
T.J. Weeks ended up having an impact for the Minutemen for this contest. He accumulated 30 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist for this contest. He converted 12 out of 17 for this game for a rate of 70.6%, and had 6 rebounds.
UMass has a win-loss record of 10-11 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Minutemen are hitting on 43.1% from the field, which ranks them 237th in college basketball. UMass has accumulated 1,603 pts on the season (76.3 per contest) and they pull down 33.7 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per game (141st in the nation) and they turn it over 11.5 times per contest. The Minutemen are committing 17.0 fouls per contest and they hit 74.5% from the free throw line.
The UMass defense allows 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc (163 of 451) and their opponents are converting on 72.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 16.5 dimes and 35.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 353rd and 239th in those categories. The Minutemen on the defensive side of the court are 344th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 78.0. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 48.4% from the floor (352nd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take George Washington
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