G. Washington vs. Memphis Odds

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RALEIGH, NC (TheSpread) – No. 8 Memphis looks to pick up a big NCAA Tournament win on Friday at 6:55PM ET when it takes on No. 9 George Washington.

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Both teams have at-large bids, as Memphis went 23-9 out of the AAC, while George Washington went 24-8 out of the Atlantic 10. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Memphis is a slim favorite to win, as the Tigers have odds of -3 points against George Washington. The over/under total for the game has been set at 142.5 points (View Matchup). These two have no recent meetings.

Memphis was 16-13 against the spread on the season while hitting the under 18 times. The Tigers aren’t coming in with much momentum, as they are just 4-4 in their last eight. Memphis is scoring 77.6 points per game, which ranks 35th in the country. The Tigers also shoot 47.9 percent from the field, which puts them 22nd nationally. On defense, Memphis isn’t anything too special, allowing 70.4 points per game. However, the Tigers do hold opponents to 30.7 percent from beyond the arc. Memphis is led by Joe Jackson, who averages 14.3 points and 4.5 assists per game.

George Washington was 17-10 against the spread and it hit the under in 14 of 27 lined games. The Colonials come in with a lot of buzz despite going just 4-2 in their last six. They average 73.4 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 66.9 points per contest. George Washington defends the arc well, holding opponents to 31.4 percent shooting from 3-point land. The Colonials have five players that average double figures in scoring and the team is led by Isaiah Armwood, who averages 12.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

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These two will face off in the second round of the East Region, today at 6:55PM ET on TBS. The game will be held from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC.

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