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George Washington vs La Salle Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Colonials vs Explorers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: George Washington Colonials at La Salle Explorers
- Where: Philadelphia at Tom Gola Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: George Washington -1.5, GEOWS -133 | LASAL +109 O/U 149.5
Through 21 games, the George Washington Colonials have an overall record of 11-10. On the road, the Colonials will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Colonials have been favored 8 times, going 6-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have George Washington as -1.5 point favorites.
George Washington’s leading scorer this season is James Bishop, who is averaging 21.62 points per contest. So far, Bishop has accounted for 28.41% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.19 rebounds per game and 5.38 assists. Brendan Adams is the second leading scorer for the Colonials, averaging 17.52 points per game. Between him and Adams, they are accounting for 51.4% of the team’s scoring.
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.
The La Salle Explorers head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 8-13. So far this season, La Salle has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-6. For the season, La Salle has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Explorers being +1.5 point underdogs.
La Salle’s leading scorer this season is Khalil Brantley, who is averaging 14.16 points per contest. So far, Brantley has accounted for 18.81% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.63 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists. Josh Nickelberry is the second leading scorer for the Explorers, averaging 10.05 points per game. Between him and Nickelberry, they are accounting for 33.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for La Salle this season, as they are currently ranked 314th in college basketball at 67.5 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 Explorers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 365th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: La Salle Explorers +1.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have George Washington as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the La Salle Explorers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with George Washington at 7.13 made 3’s per game compared to La Salle at 7.63. Look for La Salle to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Colonials.