The Davidson Wildcats (10-9, 4-3 A10) and the George Washington Colonials (9-11, 3-4 A10), who both like to play slow, will square off at Charles E. Smith Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 133 points with Davidson set as a 4-point favorite. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Davidson Wildcats vs. George Washington Colonials ATS Preview
The Wildcats beat the George Mason Patriots in their last outing, 68-53. Jon Axel Gudmundsson was the game’s high scorer with 27 points on 9-for-15 shooting. The Wildcats made 11 of their 14 free throws (78.6 percent) and held the Patriots to an effective field goal percentage of 0.375 (below their season average of 0.478).
In the Colonials’ previous outing, they defeated the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 85-69. George Washington was led by Chase Paar, who recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds. George Washington played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb turnover percentage of 9.6 (better than their season average of 16.3) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.643 (above their season average of 0.488). Saint Joseph’s was 17.1 and 0.518, respectively, for those same stats.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. George Washington currently ranks 298th in possessions per game (66.8) and Davidson is 324th (66.1). Additionally, the Wildcats rank 47th in turnover percentage (17.0 percent), while the Colonials rank 329th in opponents’ turnover percentage (16.8 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Wildcats won the lone game last season, 73-62. The Wildcats’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Colonials. Davidson had a rate of 10.0, while George Washington posted a mark of 20.6.
Davidson Wildcats vs. George Washington Colonials Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – George Washington, ATS Winner – George Washington, O/U – Over
The Colonials rank 37th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Wildcats rank 88th (11.8).
George Washington ranks 231st in rebounds per game (33.4) while Davidson ranks 259th (32.4).
George Washington ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.4) while Davidson ranks 173rd (2.5).
The Wildcats rank 33rd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Colonials rank 122nd (6.7).
George Washington ranks 11th in three pointers allowed per game (16.6) while Davidson ranks 98th (20.7).
The Colonials’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.2, up from 0.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 73.2 points per game (3.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.4 points per game (0.8 below their season average).