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NCAA hoops odds preview - George Washington vs. Hofstra

George Washington ColonialsHofstra Pride
10-1December 28, 2013, 04:00 | Hofstra Arena3-7

The George Washington Colonials will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pride in Hofstra at Hofstra Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Colonials have watched them go 10-1 and 4-2 ATS on the year, while the Pride are at 3-7 and 4-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Pride are 4-2, while the Colonials have a 3-3 mark.

View George Washington Colonials vs Hofstra Pride Odds and Stats.

The Pride were listed as 9-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 234-ranked Pride and the No. 179-rated Colonials in this matchup.

In their last action, George Washington was a 74-61 winner at home against UMBC. The Colonials grabbed a 74-61 win over the Retrievers on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Maurice Creek at Charles E. Smith Center.

Hofstra was a 67-59 loser in its last match on the road against Siena. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Pride got 16 points from Jamall Robinson, but it was Siena that prevailed in a 67-59 final on Monday at Times Union Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonials rank No. 60 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.55 per game. That compares with Hofstra’s No. 87 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Hofstra is college basketball's No. 121-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Colonials rate No. 127 with 6.18 per game.

A few Colonials at Pride trends to consider:
George Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
George Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
George Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Washington's last 8 games on the road
Hofstra is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Hofstra is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
George Washington at Kansas State, Tuesday, December 31st
Hofstra at NJIT, Monday, December 30th