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Saint Joseph's Hawks vs George Washington Colonials Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

George Washington ColonialsSaint Joseph's Hawks
Feb 23, 4:00 PM | Hagan Arena

George Washington Colonials vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Saint Joseph's and George Washington on Saturday, with the host Hawks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Saint Joseph's will face the 12-12 Colonials, who own a 11-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hawks are 9-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Colonials are 10-7 favoring the OVER.

View George Washington vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Saint Joseph's in this one found them as 6-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks sit at No. 101 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colonials sit at No. 67 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 70-68.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonials is ranked No. 41 in NCAA hoops at 38.1 per game. Contrast that with Saint Joseph's’s No. 156 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Joseph's is the No. 73-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while George Washington rates No. 347 at 3.1 per game.

Defensively, George Washington features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.6 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.

George Washington was a 68-60 winner in its last match at home against Fordham. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. George Washington earned a 68-60 victory over Fordham on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Kevin Larsen at Charles E. Smith Center.

Saint Joseph's was a 76-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Halil Kanacevic scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 76-64 to La Salle at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday).

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Richmond are 5-5
After playing Fordham are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Louis are 6-2
After playing La Salle are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Colonials at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Washington's last 5 games on the road
George Washington is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
George Washington is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing George Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games when playing George Washington
Saint Joseph's is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against George Washington

Next up:
George Washington at Richmond, Wednesday, February 27
Saint Joseph's at Saint Louis, Wednesday, February 27