George Washington vs. La Salle - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Washington vs. La Salle - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

La Salle Explorers (12-13) at George Washington Colonials (12-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)

The Line: George Washington Colonials -1 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The La Salle Explorers (12-13, 3-10 CONF) and the George Washington Colonials (12-14, 6-7 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 22nd for an A10 conference matchup at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC. The game will be played at 4:00 PM eastern time.

La Salle is coming off a 58-49 home win over lowly Fordham in their last game. That victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Explorers, who are currently seven games under .500 in conference play. George Washington is coming off a 70-67 road win over Duquesne. George Washington has now won back-to-back games, both of which being A10 wins. 

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La Salle scores 68.2 points per game on 41.1% FG shooting this season. The Explorers leading scorer is G David Beatty, who scores 10.4 PPG. The Explorers leading rebounder is F Ed Croswell, who averages 7.6 RPG. La Salle allows 69.8 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -1.6 scoring differential so far this season. La Salle also earns 35.5 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 8.0 steals per game. 

George Washington scores 67.2 points per game on 42.7% FG shooting this season. The Colonials leading scorer is G Armel Potter, who scores 14.5 PPG. The Colonials leading rebounder is F Jamison Battle, who averages 5.3 RPG. George Washington gives up 69.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -2.5 point differential so far this season. George Washington also earns 33.6 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 4.2 blocks, and 5.4 steals per game.

La Salle is 16-9 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. La Salle is also 5-4 ATS on the road so far this season. George Washington is 14-12 ATS this season and 6-4 ATS in their last ten games. George Washington is also 7-6 ATS at home so far this season.

I think this game will be a defensive slugfest between two teams that defend and score at about average rates. I like under 136 in this game.

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