Miami vs. George Washington Pick

College Basketball Predictions: Miami vs. George Washington 12/16/17

Will No. 6 Miami have any struggles when it goes on the road to face George Washington this afternoon at Noon ET?

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Miami is favored on the road, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -8.5 points against George Washington. The over/under total for the game has yet to be set. Today’s game takes place from Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C. and will air live on the CBS Sports Network.

Miami is off to an 8-0 start to the season following a 69-54 win over Brown 10 days ago. The Hurricanes are 3-0 against the spread as well. The Hurricanes are scoring 79.2 points per game this season while allowing just 57.1 per contest. Dewan Huell is leading Miami with 13.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while Bruce Brown Jr. is adding 11.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 5 assists per contest. However, Brown is out until January due to a hand injury.

George Washington is coming off a 74-54 loss at Penn State last weekend to fall to 5-5 on the season. The Colonials are 3-4 against the spread, but have covered in three of their last four games. GW is averaging just 67.3 points per game on offense while allowing 70.3 per game. The Colonials are being led by Yuta Watanabe, who is averaging 15.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Jair Bolden is adding 14.5 points per contest.

Bet on Miami vs. George Washington

The home team has won the last two meetings in this series and George Washington has covered in both meetings. There is something I just don’t like about Miami today. The Hurricanes have been off for 10 days and now are going on the road without one of their best players. While Miami plays solid defensively, I think they will have some struggles against George Washington. The public betting is backing Miami, but I think the Colonials get it done.

CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGE WASHINGTON +8.5

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