VMI Keydets vs George Washington Colonials Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Charles E. Smith Center Saturday as host George Washington looks to handle the VMI Keydets in NCAA hoops action.
The Keydets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Colonials are 6-2 ATS. VMI is 1-0 against the total, while George Washington is 3-2 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Colonials, most recently No. 118 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Keydets, who rate No. 161 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-73 victory for the Colonials.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Keydets is ranked No. 30 in NCAA hoops at 40.5 per game. Contrast that with George Washington’s No. 58 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, George Washington is the No. 344-ranked team in the country at 3 per game, while VMI rates No. 11 at 8.9 per game.
Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 344-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.2 points per game. George Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.
VMI lost its last outing, a 92-59 result against Wright State on December 8. VMI was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Wright State and falling by a 92-59 score at Nutter Center.
Last time out for George Washington, they were a 68-65 loser as they battled Rutgers on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Isaiah Armwood scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonials to a win (they lost 68-65 to Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Tuesday).
George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Keydets at Colonials trends to consider:
George Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
George Washington is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
VMI home to Shenandoah, Wednesday, January 2
George Washington home to Sacred Heart, Sunday, December 30