Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Explorers versus the Revolutionaries? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC. This Atlantic 10 conference matchup has an over/under of 153.5 points, and George Washington is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. La Salle.

LA SALLE EXPLORERS VS GEORGE WASHINGTON REVOLUTIONARIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: George Washington Revolutionaries -5.5

This game will be played at Charles E. Smith Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE GEORGE WASHINGTON REVOLUTIONARIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Revolutionaries.
  • Not only will George Washington pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Explorers Defense Show Up on the Road?

La Salle comes into this game as a 5.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-8 in games where they are the underdog this season. They are 10-9 overall, including a 1-5 mark in Atlantic 10 action.

On the road, the Explorers are 2-5 this season, and they have lost two straight games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.3 points per game, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 road games.

La Salle’s ATS record this season is just 8-11, but they have been slightly better vs. the spread on the road at 3-4. Overall, the Explorers have gone 4-7 vs. the spread as the underdog this year. Their ATS mark as the underdog over their last 10 games is 3-7, and they are just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog.

La Salle’s over/under record this season sits at 9-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 146.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.4). This year, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their OU record during that stretch is 0-3.

Compared to their season average of 73.7 points per game, La Salle struggled in their previous game. Against Dayton, the Explorers scored 54 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.6%. Leading the team in scoring is Khalil Brantley, who is averaging 14.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jhamir Brickus also maintains a PPG average of 14.2 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the La Salle defense is giving up an average of 72.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, La Salle’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.8% this season.

Can the Revolutionaries Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

George Washington has been strong at home this season, posting a 10-2 record and an average scoring margin of +9.8 points per game. They are also 9-2 when favored, and they have been favored in 11 of their 19 games.

After a 14-3 start, the Revolutionaries have lost two straight, including an 82-74 defeat at the hands of Richmond. They are 3-3 in Atlantic 10 play, and their overall record is 14-5.

George Washington’s ATS record this season is 9-9 and they are 5-6 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Revolutionaries have gone 4-6 ATS.

So far, the over/under record for George Washington games this season is 11-7. On average, their games have finished with 157.1 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (148.4). Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

Coming off their recent game, the George Washington offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against Richmond. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.5%, and they made 9 threes. The team’s top scorer is James Bishop, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.9, while Darren Buchanan Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 15.1 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Revolutionaries’ defense is positioned 243rd in the country, permitting 75.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Richmond, the Spiders finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 82 points vs. George Washington.