Richmond at George Washington: 2/22/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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George Washington Colonials (11-14) vs Richmond Spiders (17-10)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Charles E. Smith Center)
Betting Odds: George Washington Colonials +5.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Richmond Spiders and George Washington Colonials face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Charles E Smith Center. When these two teams faced off in February of 2020 it was Richmond that came away with the 73-70.
Richmond comes into this game with a 17-10 record overall and they have gone 13-14 against the spread. Richmond has lost two of their last three games, including the last game against VCU, where they only scored 57 points. Richmond is averaging 72.9 points while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game. Forward Tyler Burton has been the top player so far this year for Richmond averaging 16.6 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the George Washington Colonials who sit with an 11-14 record overall and they have gone 13-11-1 against the spread. In the last game against Rhode Island, George Washington gave up only 61 points and that led to the nine point victory. George Washington is averaging 66.6 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. Guard James Bishop has been the top player for George Washington averaging 17.1 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from behind the three point line.
Richmond is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games played on Tuesday. George Washington is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games overall. The under is 7-1-1 in Richmond’s last nine road games. The over is 4-1 in George Washington’s last five games following a straight up win. The over is 4-1-1 in Richmond’s last six road games against a team with a winning home record.
Richmond is the better team, but they have been struggling coming into this game including the last game where they only scored 57 points. Richmond’s defense has been an issue, and they are going to allow George Washington to find success against their defense. Look for George Washington to come away with the easy cover of the spread.
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