Duquesne vs. George Washington - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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George Washington Colonials (11-14) at Duquesne Dukes (18-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -11.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The George Washington Colonials will travel to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Duquesne Dukes this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The George Washington Colonials snapped their 3-game losing streak and improved to 11-14 (5-7 A-10) on the season after defeating the George Mason Patriots, 73-67, this past Saturday. George Washington was outstanding offensively against the George Mason defense and was able to hold off the Patriots for the victory after taking a 62-53 lead with 3:49 left in regulation. George Washington shot 51.0% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Colonials was Armel Potter who had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and a steal.
On the season, George Washington is averaging 67.1 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Colonials are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 32.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Washington has been led by Armel Potter (14.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.6 apg), Jamison Battle (12.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg), and Jameer Nelson Jr. (11.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.8 spg).
Defensively, George Washington is allowing their opponents to average 69.8 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Colonials have a rebound margin of -2.7 and a turnover margin of -1.6.
The Duquesne Dukes improved to 18-6 (8-4 A-10) on the season after defeating the Fordham Rams, 59-54, this past Sunday. Duquesne struggled on the offensive end, however, the Dukes defense had success slowing down the Rams offense and Duquesne was able to hold on for the victory after taking a 55-49 lead with 2:03 left in regulation. Duquesne shot 37.7% from the field while holding Fordham to just 34.6% shooting from the field and 28.6% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Dukes was Marcus Weathers who had 9 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.
On the season, Duquesne is averaging 71.0 ppg on 44.3% shooting from the field. The Dukes are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 32.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Duquesne has been led by Marcus Weathers (14.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.5 bpg), Sincere Carry (11.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.0 spg), and Tavian Dunn-Martin (10.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, Duquesne is holding their opponents to an average of 64.1 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Dukes have a rebound margin of 1.4 and a turnover margin of 0.8.
The Colonials are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games on the road and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Duquesne. The Dukes are just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games, however, are 6-5 ATS at home on the season.
George Washington comes into this game ranked 288th in scoring offense, 244th in FG%, and 189th in scoring defense.
Duquesne has been led by their defense this season which comes into this game ranked 47th in scoring defense, 83rd in defensive FG%, and 9th in blocks per game.
George Washington has struggle don the road this season, posting just a 2-7 record, however, Duquesne has been playing their best basketball as of late, splitting their last 6 games, which included an 83-80 loss at home agianst Saint Bonaventure. George Washington is going to have trouble picking up a win at Duquesne, however, as I think the Colonials defense can keep this one competitive, I’m taking George Washington and the points. Good Luck!