The George Washington Colonials (1-1) will be at home in Charles E. Smith Center when they square off with the Hampton Pirates (1-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
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The last time the Pirates played, they fell to the William & Mary Tribe, 83-76. Jermaine Marrow put together a solid game for Hampton, leading the team in scoring with 24 points on 8-for-21 shooting. William & Mary did a great job of converting from the free throw line (28-34; 82.4 percent). Hampton, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.5 vs. 13.8).
The Colonials are trying to rebound after their 87-67 loss to the Florida State Seminoles in their last game. With 18 points, Jair Bolden had a solid performance for George Washington. Florida State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.618 vs. 0.437). George Washington, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (12-14; 85.7 percent).
It could be an error-filled game for the George Washington offense. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, George Washington ranks 268th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.8 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Hampton has forced the 99th-most turnovers in the NCAA (20.1 percent).
Hampton Pirates at George Washington Colonials ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Hampton, ATS Winner – Hampton, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Colonials average 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 83rd in the nation. The Pirates rank 123rd in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Hampton ranks 17th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while George Washington ranks 236th (14.5).
- The Colonials rank 46th in rebounds allowed per game (32.6) while the Pirates rank 193rd (35.9).
- Hampton ranks 104th in steals allowed per game (5.9) while George Washington ranks 235th (6.9).