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George Washington Rutgers Betting Preview

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsGeorge Washington Colonials
4-4December 04, 2013, 07:00 | Charles E. Smith Center6-1

Rutgers pays a visit to George Washington on Wednesday, hoping to send the Colonials to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Charles E. Smith Center.

The Scarlet Knights will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 3-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Colonials are 3-1 ATS. Rutgers is 3-4 against the total, while George Washington is 1-3 versus the number.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs George Washington Colonials Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, George Washington sat as -10.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 233-rated Colonials and the No. 105-ranked Scarlet Knights, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 73-72 loser at home against Fairleigh Dickinson. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites. J.J. Moore went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Fairleigh Dickinson handed Rutgers a 73-72 defeat at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

In their last action, George Washington was a 60-53 winner on the road against Creighton. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Colonials grabbed a 60-53 win over the Bluejays on Sunday, behind a 14-point effort from Kevin Larsen at Honda Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Washington has the nation's No. 80-rated offensive output, at 78.43 PPG. The visiting Scarlet Knights defense ranks No. 179 allowing on average 73.62 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 47.45% so far, more than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.28% per game.

A few Scarlet Knights at Colonials trends to consider:
Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Rutgers is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games
Rutgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
George Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
George Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Rutgers home to Seton Hall, Sunday, December 8th
George Washington at Maryland, Sunday, December 8th