Saint Louis Billikens vs George Washington Colonials Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Billikens of Saint Louis hit the hard court against the Colonials of George Washington.
The Billikens will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 16-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Colonials are 11-10-1 ATS. Saint Louis is 11-12 on the totals; George Washington is 12-7.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, George Washington sat as 5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 87-rated Colonials and the No. 91-ranked Billikens, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-66 result in favor of the Billikens.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Billikens is ranked No. 271 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with George Washington’s No. 51 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, George Washington is the No. 348-ranked team in the country at 3 per game, while Saint Louis rates No. 155 at 6.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Saint Louis owns the country's No. 43-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. George Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 202 in scoring at home.
Saint Louis was a 70-53 winner in its last match at home against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Dwayne Evans scored 21 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Saint Louis on Wednesday, leading the Billikens to a 70-53 victory over Saint Joseph's at Chaifetz Arena.
Last time out for George Washington, they were a 73-64 loser as they battled Richmond on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Kevin Larsen scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonials to a win (they lost 73-64 to Richmond at Robins Center on Wednesday).
Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Xavier are 9-1
After playing Saint Joseph's are 6-1
After a win are 9-1
George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing La Salle are 6-4
After playing Richmond are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Billikens at Colonials trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games when playing on the road against George Washington
Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against George Washington
Saint Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against George Washington
George Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of George Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of George Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of George Washington's last 9 games when playing Saint Louis
Saint Louis at Xavier, Wednesday, March 6
George Washington at La Salle, Wednesday, March 6