March Madness - George Washington Colonials face Memphis Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
|George Washington Colonials||Memphis Tigers|
|24-8||March 21, 2014, 06:55 | PNC Arena||23-9|
Memphis has paid off ATS in just one of its last five opening games at the NCAA tournament as they take on No. 9 George Washington in East Region betting action at the event on Friday.
Memphis is just 2-6-1 ATS in its past nine games overall and 1-4 ATS in its past five first-round games. The OVER is 13-4-1 past 18 George Washington games as underdogs and George Washington has also struggled at tournament time, as their 0-4-1 ATS record indicates.
Odds Shark computer pick - 73.3-72.3 Tigers
Memphis battles the Colonials, currently sitting with a 24-8 mark (17-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-18 for the Tigers and 13-14 for the Colonials.
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 185 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonials, who rate No. 170 in the latest survey.
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George Washington lost its last outing, a 74-55 result against Virginia Commonwealth on March 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. George Washington suffered a 74-55 loss against Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, getting 15 points from Isaiah Armwood in a losing effort at Barclays Center.
Memphis was a 72-53 loser in its last match on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Connecticut earned a 72-53 victory over Memphis on Thursday, getting 24 points from Niels Giffey at FedExForum.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonials rank No. 41 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.38 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 35 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is college basketball's No. 184-ranked team at 5.41 per game, while the Colonials rate No. 155 with 5.78 per game.
A few Colonials at Tigers trends to consider:
George Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of George Washington's last 6 games
Memphis is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Memphis is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games