George Washington @ Saint Joseph's
Current Records: George Washington 5-10; Saint Joseph's 7-8
What to Know
The Saint Joseph's Hawks haven't won a matchup against the George Washington Colonials since Dec. 30 of 2016, but they'll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. The Hawks and George Washington will face off in an Atlantic 10 battle at 7 p.m. ET at Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. George Washington should still be feeling good after a victory, while Saint Joseph's will be looking to right the ship.
Saint Joseph's ended up a good deal behind the La Salle Explorers when they played on Monday, losing 75-64. One thing holding Saint Joseph's back was the mediocre play of guard Jack Forrest, who did not have his best game: he finished with only five points on 2-for-10 shooting in his 25 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, the George Mason Patriots typically have all the answers at home, but on Monday the Colonials proved too difficult a challenge. George Washington escaped with a win by the margin of a single free throw, 77-76. They can attribute much of their success to guard James Bishop, who had 23 points and five assists along with five boards.
The Hawks are the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. Now might not be the best time to take Saint Joseph's against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.
Saint Joseph's is now 7-8 while the Colonials sit at 5-10. George Washington is 1-3 after wins this year, and Saint Joseph's is 3-4 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Hawks are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Colonials, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Saint Joseph's and George Washington both have three wins in their last six games.
- Jan 25, 2020 - George Washington 85 vs. Saint Joseph's 69
- Jan 06, 2019 - George Washington 70 vs. Saint Joseph's 56
- Dec 30, 2017 - George Washington 70 vs. Saint Joseph's 62
- Dec 30, 2016 - Saint Joseph's 68 vs. George Washington 63
- Mar 11, 2016 - Saint Joseph's 86 vs. George Washington 80
- Feb 10, 2016 - Saint Joseph's 84 vs. George Washington 66