Authored by NCAA Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Thursday Night December 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST on the CSN Television Network.
The (6-1) DePaul Blue Demons of the Big East Conference will make the trip from the Windy City to the Nationals Capital to take on the (5-2) Goerge Washington Colonials of the Atlantic-10 Conference in 2014 College Basketball action. The team will play at Charles E. Smith Center near Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. This Sports Handicapper believes DePaul and head coach Oliver Purnell have a large talent base to recruit from, and it should start to pay off soon. George Washington looks to make it back into the NCAA March Madness Field of 64 this season. The betting line has George Washington as an 11′-point favorite Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is not available for Thursday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 DePaul blue Demons are picked to finish in the cellar of the Big East, but they will do much better. The Blue Demons are looking for respect, and it will finally come their way although they must replace over 32 points per game from departed forward Cleveland Melvin and guard Brandon Young. DePaul’s strength is their backcourt with Billy Garrett Jr., The best player at the guard position. DePaul is 10-2 Against The Point Spread their last twelve vs. The Atlantic-Ten and the over are 6-2 their last eight vs. A-10 opponents. DePaul is 4-2 Against The Point Spread, going over the total in four of five NCAA Basketball Handicappers Expert Predictions. DePaul has five newcomers to the program, four of them transfers. The key to a DePaul win is to play an up and down fast pace game.
The 2014-15 George Washington Colonials look to improve on their 24 wins last year and are predicted to finish in fourth place in the Atlantic-10 Conference. GWU lost 71-66 to Memphis in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, largely due to poor foul shooting. George Washington is solid in the paint and on the perimeter with Argentinean Patricio Garino leading the way. George Washington is 2-7 Against The Spread their last nine vs. The Big East and the under is 21-8 their last twenty-nine vs. Non-conference opponents. GWU is 1-3 ATS, staying under the total three times. The key to a George Washington wins to play steady in their signature half court set and contest jump shots.
Free Pick: DePaul+11′.