Xavier favored by 7 against George Washington on Saturday
George Washington Colonials vs Xavier Musketeers Odds
Xavier will look to improve on its 8-6 record on Saturday when they host George Washington in NCAA basketball odds action at Cintas Center.
This season, the Musketeers are 8-6 overall and 6-6 ATS ATS, while the Colonials are 7-7 and 7-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Xavier boasts a 4-8 on the OU, and George Washington is 4-3.
The Colonials were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 118 (Musketeers) and the No. 97 (Colonials) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-67 result in favor of the Musketeers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Xavier has the nation's No. 247-rated offensive output, at 64.4 PPG. The visiting Colonials defense ranks No. 69 allowing on average 61 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Colonials marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.
Defensively, George Washington features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 248 nationally in scoring at home.
George Washington won its last outing, a 78-59 result against St. Bonaventure on January 9. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Lasan Kromah scored 14 points leading the Colonials to a 78-59 victory over St. Bonaventure at Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday.
In their last action, Xavier was a 57-52 winner at home against Temple. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Musketeers grabbed a 57-52 win over the Owls on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Semaj Christon at Cintas Center.
George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Temple are 4-6
After playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 9-1
After playing Temple are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Colonials at Musketeers trends to consider:
George Washington is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Xavier
The total has gone OVER in 5 of George Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Xavier
George Washington is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
George Washington is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing George Washington
Xavier is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against George Washington
Xavier is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 7 games when playing at home against George Washington
George Washington home to Temple, Wednesday, January 16
Xavier at St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, January 16