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George Washington Colonials home to Maryland Terrapins in NCAA Basketball betting action

Maryland TerrapinsGeorge Washington Colonials
5-3December 08, 2013, 03:30 | Verizon Center7-1

College hoops betting interest focuses on the George Washington vs Maryland battle Sunday at Verizon Center as the Colonials look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Colonials sit at 7-1 (3-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Terrapins are currently 5-3 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Washington is 2-3 OU, and Maryland is 3-3 OU.

View Maryland Terrapins vs George Washington Colonials Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -3-point favorites 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(.

The Colonials sit at No. 233 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Terrapins sit at No. 43 on the same chart.

Last time out for Maryland, they were a 76-60 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog. Maryland got 19 points from Dez Wells but lost anyway, 76-60, to Ohio State on Wednesday at Value City Arena.

In their last action, George Washington was a 93-87 winner at home against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Isaiah Armwood scored 20 points leading the Colonials to a 93-87 victory over Rutgers at Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Washington has the nation's No. 52-rated offensive output, at 80.25 PPG. The visiting Terrapins defense ranks No. 33 allowing on average 63.88 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 48.08% so far, more than the Terrapins marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.01% per game.

Next up:
Maryland at Boston College, Thursday, December 12th
George Washington at Boston University, Wednesday, December 11th