College Basketball Picks: NC Wilmington vs. George Washington: November 29th 2010
At 7 pm, the NC Wilmington Seahawks will tip-off with the George Washington Colonials in Washington, DC, and UNCW will be seeking revenge from a 76-71 home loss last season. But with just two starters returning this year from a club that won just 9 of 31 games last season, Buzz Peterson’s men will be hard-pressed to get that revenge. This season, NC Wilmington is 2-0 at home, with narrow wins over Liberty and Morehead St., but 0-3 on the road, and its losses have been by an average of 21 ppg. Wilmington is averaging just 61 ppg this season (vs. foes that give up 65 ppg), and that doesn’t bode well against a GW club that returned four starters from last year’s team, and one that’s holding its opponents this season to 59 ppg at home on 40% FG shooting. In their last three games, the Colonials have given up 62, 56, and 59 points, and fall into a College Hoops system of mine that’s 66-20 ATS which plays on certain teams that gave up 65 or less points over their previous two games. GW is 67% over the past 21 years at home when laying double digits vs. foes off a SU/ATS loss, and we’ll back the Colonials tonight over UNCW. Good luck, as always…Al McMordie. And don’t miss my NFL Game of the Month, or my College Football Winners!