January 18, 2017
There is one pick tonight.
Take George Washington -8.5 spread against Duquesne for 3% of the bankroll.
The George Washington Colonials are not the powerhouse team that we have known from year's past as they are just 9-9 to start the season and 1-4 in conference play. They come into this game having lost three straight games, however this is not as poor a team as they have shown thus far and have a tremendous amount of talent on both sides of the ball. This team is led by Tyler Cavanaugh who is averaging 16.1 points per game this season and is followed closely by second leading scorers, Yuta Wantanbe who is averaging 13.3 per contest.
The Colonials have long been known for their defense, however they have struggles as of late, allowing the last three teams to score an average of 80 points per game. That is completely unusual for this team and something that we don't expect to continue. We expect the George Washington players to have an extra focus on the defensive end in this contest in order to help them stop their 3-game skid.
The Duquesne Dukes are not a good road team at all, having lost 7 of their last 10 road games. They have struggled on the defensive side of the ball all season long and most recently have seen their offense sputter as well. In their last contest, they shot just 41% from the field and only managed to connect on 3 of their 21 shots from distance. They also haven't been a particular good rebounding team which will put them at a huge disadvantage tonight against what should be a pretty desperate George Washington team.
The Colonials have dominated this series over the past few years winning 7 of the last 10 meetings and in all honesty, the matchup hasn't even been close. George Washington matches up extremely well with the Dukes and should be just the matchup they need to get back to their winning ways and propel themselves above a .500 record. With this game being at home and George Washington in desperation mode, we expect them to come out of the gate firing and win this one fairly easily by double digits.
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