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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Colonials at George Washington

Georgia BulldogsGeorge Washington Colonials
6-5January 03, 2014, 07:00 | Charles E. Smith Center11-2

George Washington will look to improve on its 11-2 record on Friday when they host Georgia in NCAA basketball odds action at Charles E. Smith Center.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 5-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Colonials are 5-3 ATS. Georgia is 4-5 on the totals; George Washington is 3-4.

View Georgia Bulldogs vs George Washington Colonials Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Colonials as -8.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Colonials, most recently No. 143 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 168 in the latest survey.

Georgia lost its last outing, an 84-70 result against Colorado on December 28. They covered in that game as a 15-point underdog. Kenny Gaines scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 84-70 to Colorado at Coors Events Center on Saturday).

George Washington lost its last outing, a 72-55 result against Kansas State on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. George Washington got 14 points from Kethan Savage but lost anyway, 72-55, to Kansas State on Tuesday at Bramlage Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 138 in NCAA hoops at 36.27 per game. Contrast that with George Washington’s No. 108 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, George Washington is the No. 134-ranked team in the country at 6.08 per game, while Georgia rates No. 233 at 4.45 per game.

Next up:
Georgia at Missouri, Wednesday, January 8th
George Washington at La Salle, Thursday, January 9th