Sacred Heart Pioneers vs George Washington Colonials Odds
Sacred Heart pays a visit to George Washington on Sunday, hoping to send the Colonials to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Charles E. Smith Center.
George Washington battles the Pioneers, currently sitting with a 2-8 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-2 for the Colonials and 0-0 for the Pioneers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonials - Pioneers odds would favor the Colonials if the lines were set according to our power ranks. George Washington is rated No. 115 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Sacred Heart is at No. 304. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-58 win for the Colonials.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Washington has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Pioneers defense ranks No. 335 allowing on average 77.3 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.
Defensively, Sacred Heart features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. George Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.
Sacred Heart was a 100-71 loser in its last match on the road against La Salle. Sacred Heart was run off the court by the Explorers on Saturday as La Salle routed them 100-71 at Tom Gola Arena.
George Washington was a 76-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against VMI. George Washington got 18 points from Isaiah Armwood en route to a 76-67 victory over VMI on Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center.
George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Pioneers at Colonials trends to consider:
George Washington is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Sacred Heart home to Long Island, Thursday, January 3
George Washington at Georgia, Friday, January 4