Last Updated: 2017-03-06
The George Washington Colonials (8-1) will be at home when they face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-5). Action gets underway at 4:30 pm ET on Saturday, Dec. 12 and will air on CCS.
The Colonials enter this game hoping for similar success after defeating Penn State 76-66 on Tuesday. Joe McDonald had 16 points, six rebounds, and three assists for George Washington. The Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, are coming off a 75-59 win over Central Connecticut State on Tuesday. Corey Sanders shot 7 for 9 and led in scoring with 18 points.
This one isn’t expected to be close when George Washington, a big 17-point favorite, takes on Rutgers. Oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 142 points.
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The Colonials have gone 8-1 Straight Up (SU) and 3-2-1 Against The Spread (ATS). The Colonials are a high-volume shooting team from the line with 19.0 free throws made per game, one of the highest marks in Division I. As for the George Washington defense, teams really have to fight for open three-pointers against the Colonials, who have one of the best opponent three-point field goal percentages in the nation at .286.
As for their opponent, Rutgers has a SU record of 4-5 and an ATS record of 3-2.
This game marks the first time these teams will play this season. The last time George Washington and Rutgers played, George Washington won, bumping its SU record to 2-1 over the Scarlet Knights. Additionally, George Washington holds the advantage ATS with a record of 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner – GW, ATS Winner – GW, O/U – Over
Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road.
Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road.
Ranked 64th, the George Washington Colonials have an offensive rating of 113.3. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights rank 155th with a defensive rating of just 100.2.
Rutgers has an average field goal percentage of 43.5%. George Washington is undefeated (1-0) when opponents have a similar or higher field goal percentage.
The George Washington Colonials and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights both rank higher in average field goal percentage when compared to their effective field goal percentages. George Washington is 132nd and 104th in the nation for eFG% and FG% respectively, while Rutgers ranks 263rd and 196th in these categories.
Rutgers ranks 143rd in offensive rebounds, while George Washington ranks at 78th in defensive rebounds.
Opponents have had an average turnover percentage of 19.6% when playing Rutgers this season. George Washington is undefeated this season (2-0) when its TO% is 19.6% or higher.
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