George Washington Colonials vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting George Washington Colonials travelling to Massachusetts Thursday to take on the Minutemen.
This is a conference playoff game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The game is being played at Barclays Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Minutemen sport records of 19-10 and 13-16 ATS heading into this battle, while the Colonials have 13-16 and 11-13-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-16 for the Minutemen and 14-7-1 for the Colonials.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Minutemen as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 80-rated Minutemen and the No. 115-ranked Colonials, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-70 result in favor of the Minutemen.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonials is ranked No. 59 in NCAA hoops at 37.2 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 90 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 61-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while George Washington rates No. 348 at 2.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, George Washington owns the country's No. 139-rated mark, allowing 67.9 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.
In their last action, George Washington was an 81-80 winner at home against Dayton. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Joe McDonald scored 16 points leading the Colonials to an 81-80 victory over Dayton at Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday.
Massachusetts was a 75-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rhode Island. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Minutemen got a 20-point performance from Chaz Williams, who added 10 assists, as Massachusetts ran past Rhode Island 75-66 on Saturday at Thomas Ryan Center.
George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Dayton are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Rhode Island are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Colonials at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 8 games
Massachusetts is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games when playing George Washington