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Virginia Commonwealth Rams visit George Washington Colonials in college basketball clash

Virginia Commonwealth RamsGeorge Washington Colonials
13-3January 14, 2014, 07:00 | Charles E. Smith Center13-3



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Charles E. Smith Center Tuesday as host George Washington looks to handle the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in NCAA hoops action.

George Washington battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 13-3 mark (6-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-6 for the Colonials and 3-10 for the Rams.

View Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs George Washington Colonials Odds and Stats.

George Washington opened as 0-point in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Colonials at No. 82 and the Rams at No. 11 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were a 71-57 winner as they battled George Mason at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 17-point favorite. The Rams grabbed a 71-57 win over the Patriots on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Treveon Graham at Siegel Center.

Last time out for George Washington, they were a 69-56 winner as they battled Rhode Island at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. Kevin Larsen scored 17 points leading the Colonials to a 69-56 victory over Rhode Island at Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up George Washington's No. 96 nationally ranked offense (75.06 points per game) against a Rams defense that sits as the No. 35 at 64.19 PPG. The Colonials have been averaging 46.12% from the field, more than the Rams have managed so far this season (42.18% on average).

A few Rams at Colonials trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
George Washington is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
George Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to Duquesne, Saturday, January 18th
George Washington at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 18th

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