Richmond Spiders vs. George Washington Colonials Betting Prediction 01/12/19

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The Richmond Spiders (6-9, 0-2 A10) will be at the Charles E. Smith Center to meet the George Washington Colonials (5-10, 1-1 A10) in an A10 matchup. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Richmond Spiders vs. George Washington Colonials Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Colonials fell to the Dayton Flyers, 72-66, while the Spiders were defeated by the Rhode Island Rams, 78-67.

Richmond forced Rhode Island into a turnover percentage of 18.5 (above their season average of 15.0) while George Washington had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.2 (above their season average of 22.5). George Washington received a boost from DJ Williams, who put up 20 points and five rebounds. Jacob Gilyard had a good outing for Richmond, contributing 19 points and five assists.

This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Colonials won the last contest 103-77. The Colonials’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Spiders. George Washington had a rate of 35.0, while Richmond posted a mark of 20.0. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

Justin Mazzulla has been playing at a high level recently for George Washington, averaging 14 points,4.8 assists,1.8 steals over the last five games.

Points at the line might be few and far between for George Washington in this contest. The Colonials currently rank 192nd in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.231, while Richmond ranks 65th in FTA rate allowed (0.195).

Richmond Spiders vs. George Washington Colonials Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Richmond, ATS Winner – Richmond, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Richmond ranks 111th in rebounds allowed per game (34.5) while George Washington ranks 231st (39.3).
  • The Spiders average 24.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 96th in the nation. The Colonials rank 135th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).
  • Richmond ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while George Washington ranks 61st (2.9).
  • The Spiders average 15.5 assists per game, which ranks 57th in the country. The Colonials rank 152nd in assists allowed per game (13.9).
  • Richmond ranks 49th in steals per game (7.8) while George Washington ranks 128th (5.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Spiders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.0, up from 0.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Colonials have scored an average of 67.6 points per game (3.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.8 points per game (3.9 below their season average).