VCU vs George Washington Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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Two streaking squads hit the court when the VCU Rams (23-7, 14-3 A-10) visit the George Washington Colonials (16-14, 10-7 A-10) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 4:30 PM ET. The Rams are putting their five-game winning streak on the line versus the Colonials, victors in four in a row.

Saturday’s matchup between the Rams and the Colonials sees the Rams as a strong, 6.5-point favorite. The point total for the game is 146.5.

VCU vs. George Washington Odds

Point Spread for VCU vs. George Washington

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing VCU as the favorite.

VCU vs. George Washington Moneyline

As for the moneyline, VCU has -292 odds to pick up the win, while George Washington is listed at +235 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 146.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: USA
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Charles E. Smith Athletic Center

VCU vs. George Washington Betting Trends

VCU is 16-14-0 against the spread this season. The Rams have come away with 20 wins in the 24 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. VCU’s games this year have hit the over 13 times in 29 opportunities (44.8%).

In George Washington’s 29 games this year, it has 15 wins against the spread. The Colonials have won eight of the 17 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (47.1%). George Washington’s games this season have gone over the total in 18 of 29 opportunities (62.1%).

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VCU vs. George Washington Key Players to Watch


Jalen DeLoach leads the Rams at 7.1 rebounds per game, while also averaging 1 assists and 10 points. Jamir Watkins posts 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, shooting 39.8% from the floor. Brandon Johns Jr. averages 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, shooting 51.3% from the field.

George Washington

Brendan Adams is putting up 17.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, making 48.1% of his shots from the floor and 39.8% from beyond the arc, with 2.4 treys per game. Ricky Lindo Jr. leads the Colonials in rebounding (7.6 per game), and produces 10.2 points and 0.9 assists. He also averages 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Maximus Edwards is averaging 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, making 44.9% of his shots from the field and 35.5% from 3-point range, with 1.4 treys per contest.

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What you need to know about the VCU Rams

VCU has won 12 games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover five times. The Rams sport a top-25 defense this season, ranking 25th-best in college basketball with 62.8 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 195th with 70.9 points scored per contest. VCU is grabbing 30.5 boards per game (258th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 30.2 rebounds per contest (126th-ranked).

Offensively, the Rams have fared better when playing at home this season, putting up 73 points per game, compared to 68.2 per game in away games. With 5.8 three-pointers per game, VCU ranks 328th in the country. It has a 33.2% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 242nd in college basketball. The Rams are allowing 6.1 treys per game (42nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 32.7% three-point percentage (109th-ranked).

The Rams have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall over their past 10 games. VCU has gone over the total in three of its past 10 outings. In its last 10 games, VCU has been scoring 69.7 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 70.9 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen VCU concede 2.6 fewer points per game (60.2) than its season-long average (62.8).

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What you need to know about the George Washington Colonials

George Washington has put together a 9-8-0 record against the spread in conference play this year. Offensively the Colonials are the 62nd-ranked team in the nation (76.6 points per game). Defensively they are 24th-worst (76.5 points conceded per game). George Washington collects 32.6 rebounds per game and give up 32.3 boards, ranking 126th and 267th, respectively, in the nation.

In 2022-23 the Colonials are scoring 1.6 more points per game at home (78.3) than on the road (76.7). George Washington is 203rd in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.2 per game) and 268th in 3-point percentage (32.6%). In 2022-23, the Colonials are 326th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.6 per game) and 248th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.9%).

The Colonials are 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 games. George Washington has gone over the total in six of its last 10 outings. While George Washington is putting up 76.6 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its past 10 games, tallying 76.9 a contest. Over their last 10 games, the Colonials are allowing 82.1 points per contest, 5.6 more points than their season average (76.5).

VCU vs. George Washington Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is VCU, and we expect that VCU will cover the spread (VCU -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 146.5 points.

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How to bet VCU vs. George Washington

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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