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George Washington favored by -4 against Massachusetts on Saturday

Massachusetts MinutemenGeorge Washington Colonials
19-5February 15, 2014, 02:00 | Charles E. Smith Center19-5

A key college battle sees the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen travelling to George Washington Saturday to take on the Colonials.

George Washington will face the 19-5 Minutemen, who own a 13-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Colonials are 10-8 on the OU so far this season while the Minutemen are 10-14.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs George Washington Colonials Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with George Washington in this one found them as -4-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game matches up the No. 42 (Colonials) and the No. 69 (Minutemen) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 91-80 result against George Mason on February 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Trey Davis scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Minutemen to a win (they lost 91-80 to George Mason at Mullins Center on Wednesday).

George Washington lost its last outing, a 92-75 result against Virginia Commonwealth on February 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. George Washington got 17 points from Isaiah Armwood but lost anyway, 92-75, to Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday at Siegel Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Washington has the nation's No. 67-rated offensive output, at 75.17 PPG. The visiting Minutemen defense ranks No. 147 allowing on average 70.46 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 47.76% so far, more than the Minutemen marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.19% per game.

A few Minutemen at Colonials trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games
Massachusetts is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
Massachusetts is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
George Washington is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
George Washington is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Washington's last 8 games
George Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Virginia Commonwealth, Friday, February 21st
George Washington at Richmond, Tuesday, February 18th