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Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on Colonials in NCAA Basketball Betting

George Washington looks to cover the Colonials-Scarlet Knights pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-1 mark when they host Rutgers in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The George Washington Colonials betting line opened as -17.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs George Washington Colonials Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The George Washington Colonials are 8-1 so far on the season, and 4-2-1 ATS vs the number. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, are 4-5 and 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen George Washington go 3-4 and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights go 2-4 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 77-ranked George Washington Colonials and the No. 300-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up George Washington's No. 102 nationally ranked offense (77.11 points per game) against a Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense that sits as the No. 169 at 71.89 PPG. The George Washington Colonials have been averaging 45.94% from the field, more than the Scarlet Knights have managed so far this season (43.49% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rutgers got 18 points from Corey Sanders en route to a 75-59 victory over Cent Conn State on Tuesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Tyler Cavanaugh scored 18 points leading the Colonials to a 76-66 victory over Penn State at Charles E. Smith Center on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
  • Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • George Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • George Washington is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers home to Monmouth, Sunday, December 20th
George Washington at Saint Peter's, Saturday, December 19th