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Xavier Musketeers visit George Washington Colonials in NCAAB hoops battle

Xavier MusketeersGeorge Washington Colonials
Feb 1, 7:00 PM | Charles E. Smith Center

Xavier Musketeers vs George Washington Colonials Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the George Washington vs Xavier battle Wednesday at Charles E. Smith Center as the Colonials look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Colonials sit at 8-13 (5-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Musketeers are currently 14-7 (7-10-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Washington is 8-11 OU, and Xavier is 10-9 OU.

View Xavier vs George Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Colonials, most recently No. 273 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Musketeers, who rate No. 32 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-62 victory for the Musketeers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits George Washington's No. 300-ranked offense, averaging 61.8 PPG, against a Musketeers defense that ranks No. 152 at 66.3 PPG. The Colonials field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Musketeers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. George Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 279 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Xavier, they were a 74-70 winner as they battled Charlotte on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Musketeers got 17 points from Tu Holloway as Xavier ran past Charlotte 74-70 on Saturday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

George Washington lost its last outing, a 63-58 result against Fordham on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Tony Taylor scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonials to a win (they lost 63-58 to Fordham at Rose Hill Gym on Saturday).

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 1-0
After playing Charlotte are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Musketeers at Colonials trends to consider:
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against George Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Xavier's last 7 games on the road
Xavier is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Xavier is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
George Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of George Washington's last 6 games
George Washington is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
George Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Xavier

Next up:
Xavier at Memphis, Saturday, February 4
George Washington home to Massachusetts, Saturday, February 4