George Washington Colonials take on Minutemen in NCAA basketball test
George Washington Colonials vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting George Washington Colonials travelling to Massachusetts Saturday to take on the Minutemen.
The Minutemen currently sports a 12-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-11 ATS. The Colonials are 7-9 and 8-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minutemen produce a 6-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Colonials have gone 5-4 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Colonials were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 115-rated George Washington taking on the No. 119-rated Minutemen in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-69 win for the Colonials on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonials is ranked No. 71 in NCAA hoops at 37.9 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 76 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 54-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while George Washington rates No. 347 at 3.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, George Washington owns the country's No. 52-rated mark, allowing 62.9 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 75 in scoring at home.
George Washington was a 55-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Temple. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Colonials got 13 points from Isaiah Armwood, but it was Temple that prevailed in a 55-53 final on Wednesday at Charles E. Smith Center.
In their last action, Massachusetts was a 79-66 winner at home against Duquesne. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. The Minutemen got 22 points from Chaz Williams as Massachusetts ran past Duquesne 79-66 on Thursday at Mullins Center.
George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Rhode Island are 5-5
After playing Temple are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After playing Duquesne are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Colonials at Minutemen trends to consider:
George Washington is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Massachusetts is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games when playing George Washington
George Washington at Rhode Island, Wednesday, January 23
Massachusetts home to Richmond, Sunday, January 27