George Washington at UMass: 2/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

George Washington at UMass: 2/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

UMass Minutemen (10-11) vs George Washington Colonials (8-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (William D. Mullins Center)

Betting Odds: UMass Minutemen -8 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The George Washington Colonials and UMass Minutemen face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Mullins Center. When these two teams faced off in January of 2020 it was George Washington that won 75-51.

George Washington comes into this game with an 8-13 and they have gone 10-10-1 against the spread. In the last game against Davidson, the defense really struggled giving up 78 points and that led to the five point defeat. The Colonials are averaging 66.2 points while their defense is giving up 71.9 points per game. James Bishop has been the top player for George Washington averaging 17.7 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from behind the three point line. In this game, George Washington needs the defense to be strong.

On the other side of this matchup is the UMass Minutemen who sit with a 10-11 record and they have gone 11-10 against the spread. In the last game against Rhode Island, UMass scored 78 points and that led to the 11 point victory. The Minutemen are averaging 76.3 points while their defense is giving up 78 points per game. Noah Fernandes has been the top player for UMass averaging 15.7 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from behind the three point line. Look for UMass to try and make this game a shootout. 

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George Washington is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games. UMass is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Wednesday. The over is 8-1 in UMass’s last nine home games. The over is 17-4 in UMass’s last 21 games played on Wednesday. UMass is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games following an against the spread loss. 

UMass is a terrible defensive team, and George Washington has covered the spread in their last five games. Look for George Washington to attack the weak defense of UMass and that is going to be the difference in this game. Back George Washington to come away with the cover of the spread.

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Shane’s Pick George Washington +8

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