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George Washington Colonials host Rhode Island Rams in college basketball action

Rhode Island RamsGeorge Washington Colonials
9-7January 11, 2014, 02:30 | Charles E. Smith Center12-3

The George Washington Colonials will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Rhode Island Rams at Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

George Washington battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 9-7 mark (7-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-5 for the Colonials and 4-7 for the Rams.

View Rhode Island Rams vs George Washington Colonials Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Colonials as -10-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Colonials at No. 99 and the Rams at No. 218 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Rhode Island, they were a 59-58 loser as they battled Saint Louis at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. The Rams endured a 59-58 loss at the hands of the Billikens on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from E.C. Matthews at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

George Washington lost its last outing, a 76-72 result against La Salle on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Colonials endured a 76-72 loss at the hands of the Explorers on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Isaiah Armwood at Tom Gola Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features George Washington's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 75.47 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 73 and allowing 66.75 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 45.96% to date this season, more than the Rams shooters have managed so far (42.92% per game).

A few Rams at Colonials trends to consider:
Rhode Island is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Rhode Island is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Rhode Island is 1-12-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing George Washington
Rhode Island is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing George Washington
George Washington is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
George Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
George Washington is 12-1-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Rhode Island
George Washington is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Rhode Island

Next up:
Rhode Island at La Salle, Wednesday, January 15th
George Washington at Virginia Commonwealth, Tuesday, January 14th