Check out our free Dayton vs George Washington pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Washington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Dayton vs George Washington Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Flyers vs Colonials Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Dayton Flyers at George Washington Colonials
- Where: Washington at Charles E. Smith Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Dayton -8.5, DAY -423 | GEOWS +320 O/U 139.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs George Washington, the Dayton Flyers will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 13-6. On the road, the Flyers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 3-5. So far, the Flyers have been favored 18 times, going 13-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Dayton as -8.5 point favorites.
Dayton’s leading scorer this season is DaRon Holmes II, who is averaging 18.58 points per contest. So far, II has accounted for 27.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 8.0 rebounds per game and 1.79 assists. Toumani Camara is the second leading scorer for the Flyers, averaging 12.58 points per game. Between him and Camara, they are accounting for 45.7% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Dayton will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Flyers are ranked 261st at 69.1 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 648th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Dayton is close to the NCAA average at 36.5%.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Dayton, the George Washington Colonials will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 9-9. Currently, the Colonials have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 7-4. So far, the Colonials have been the underdog 10 times, going 3-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8.5 underdogs on the spread.
George Washington will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer James Bishop who is averaging 21.67 points per game for the Colonials. Bishop is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Colonials’ offensive game plan is the play of Brendan Adams who has hit 48.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.67 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for George Washington this season, as they are currently ranked 293rd in college basketball at 68.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Colonials’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.7%, placing them 274th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: George Washington Colonials +8.5
If you’re unsure whether to place a bet against the spread in this game, we recommend betting on the George Washington Colonials team as they are +8.5 point underdogs. One factor that can be detrimental to teams who are heavy underdogs is when they are facing a team that controls the tempo of play. However, both George Washington and Dayton have possession rates that are close to the NCAA average. Since the style of play won’t be a problem for the Colonials and they have a 3-2 record against the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we believe they will cover the spread at home.