Valparaiso Crusaders at George Washington Colonials Free Prediction


The George Washington Colonials (2-7) and the Valparaiso Crusaders (5-4) battle at Charles E. Smith Center. The Colonials look to put an end to their five-game losing streak. The game begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs. George Washington Colonials Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Colonials lost a winnable game to the Stony Brook Seawolves, 77-74, while the Crusaders easily got past the Concordia University (IL) Cougars, 121-65.

Valparaiso dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.424 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.705. Concordia University (IL) put up marks of 0.151 and 0.370, respectively, for those same stats. George Washington, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.527 vs. 0.429). Arnaldo Toro put together a good outing for George Washington with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Valparaiso was lifted by Javon Freeman-Liberty, who finished with 22 points.

George Washington may have difficulty getting to the free throw line in this meeting. Dating back to last season, the Colonials rank 273rd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.211, while Valparaiso ranks 42nd in FTA rate allowed (0.275).

Valparaiso Crusaders vs. George Washington Colonials Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – George Washington, ATS Winner – George Washington, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Valparaiso ranks 46th in assists per game (13.2) while George Washington ranks 211th (12.6).
  • The Crusaders rank 206th in rebounds per game (34.9) while the Colonials rank 263rd (33.5).
  • Valparaiso averages 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 132nd in the NCAA. George Washington ranks 175th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
  • The Colonials rank 39th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Crusaders rank 168th (3.2).
  • Valparaiso ranks 220th in three pointers attempted per game (19.7) while George Washington ranks 289th (17.4).