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Colonials open as college hoops underdog vs Billikens

George Washington ColonialsSaint Louis Billikens
20-6February 22, 2014, 08:00 | Chaifetz Arena24-2

The George Washington Colonials will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Billikens in Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Billikens bring a 24-2 record (9-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-6 Colonials, who are 14-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Saint Louis go 8-15 so far and the Colonials go 11-10.

View George Washington Colonials vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Billikens and the No. 113-ranked Colonials, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

George Washington was a 73-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Richmond. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Maurice Creek scored 16 points leading the Colonials to a 73-65 victory over Richmond at Robins Center on Tuesday.

Saint Louis won its last outing, an 89-85 result against George Mason on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Billikens got a terrific 25-point effort from Jordair Jett as Saint Louis defeated George Mason 89-85 on Wednesday at Patriot Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonials rank No. 42 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.73 per game. That compares with Saint Louis’s No. 77 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Louis is college basketball's No. 138-ranked team at 5.96 per game, while the Colonials rate No. 175 with 5.54 per game.

A few Colonials at Billikens trends to consider:
George Washington is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
George Washington is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of George Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of George Washington's last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Saint Louis's last 13 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
George Washington home to George Mason, Sunday, March 2nd
Saint Louis at Duquesne, Thursday, February 27th