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George Washington Colonials vs Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Preview

Massachusetts MinutemenGeorge Washington Colonials
Feb 4, 7:00 PM | Charles E. Smith Center

Massachusetts Minutemen vs George Washington Colonials Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the George Washington vs Massachusetts battle Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center as the Colonials look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Colonials sit at 8-14 (6-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Minutemen are currently 16-6 (10-8-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Washington is 8-12 OU, and Massachusetts is 11-7-1 OU.

View Massachusetts vs George Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Colonials as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 273-rated Colonials and the No. 37-ranked Minutemen, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-65 result in favor of the Minutemen.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 5 in NCAA hoops at 40.8 per game. Contrast that with George Washington’s No. 251 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, George Washington is the No. 310-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 45 at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 215-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. George Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 291 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were an 81-78 loser as they battled Rhode Island on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Minutemen endured an 81-78 loss at the hands of the Rams on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Raphiael Putney at Thomas Ryan Center.

In their last action, George Washington was a 59-58 loser at home against Xavier. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Colonials got 20 points from Tony Taylor, but it was Xavier that prevailed in a 59-58 final on Wednesday at Charles E. Smith Center.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 3-7
After playing Rhode Island are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Temple are 4-6
After playing Xavier are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Minutemen at Colonials trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against George Washington
Massachusetts is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of George Washington's last 6 games when playing Massachusetts
George Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of George Washington's last 7 games
George Washington is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 8
George Washington at Temple, Wednesday, February 8