George Washington vs Washington State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 22 (Cougars Stop the Skid in Honolulu)

Devon Platana
George Washington vs Washington State prediction, picks, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
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George Washington vs Washington State Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
George Washington Colonials (6-4) vs. Washington State Cougars (4-6)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Stan Sheriff Center — Honolulu, HI
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Dec. 22, including Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic matchup between the George Washington Colonials and Washington State Cougars.

Having previously lost back-to-back games, George Washington turned its luck around with an 83-71 win over Coppin State back on Dec. 13. Meanwhile, Washington State lost for the fourth time in its last five games in Sunday's 65-59 loss to ranked Baylor.

Is more good fortune on the way for Georgie Washington tonight? Or will Washington State finally break out of its funk in Honolulu?

George Washington vs Washington State Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: GW: (+440) | WSU: (-610)
Spread: GW:+10.5 (-110) | WSU: -10.5 (-110)
Total: 136.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Washington State enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 136.5 points, which is slightly below average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

George Washington vs Washington State Prediction

After Washington State's recent troubles, a matchup with George Washington is what the doctor ordered. The Colonials have lost both games where they've been the underdog this season and their only two outings away from home. They've also been outscored by an average of 7.5 points in their outings away from Charles E. Smith Center.

Although Washington State has been far from perfect, its defense has been more than respectable, holding opponents to 63.9 PPG (No. 56). The Cougars should also be able to create some distance by hitting their perimeter shots. They're averaging the 26th-most threes (9.4) on the 32nd-best percentage (38.4%) and now get to face the Colonials, who surrender 8.3 three-pointers (T-No. 286) on 33.9% (No. 198).

Throw in the fact that George Washington has lost five of its last seven games against Pac-12 schools and I like Washington State's chances of winning even more.

Final Score Prediction: Washington State: 71 | George Washington: 65

George Washington vs Washington State Betting Trends

- George Washington is 0-7 straight up in its last seven games on Thursday.
- Washington State is 4-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in four of George Washington's last five games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Washington State's last eight games in December.

George Washington vs Washington State Best Bet

Neither side has been convincing when it comes to spread play lately, so I'm looking at the total for the best bet. The total has gone under in five of George Washington's last six December games — including in each of its last two. Meanwhile, Washington State has experienced the under in four of its five games this month.

The Cougars' offense has also finished with fewer than 70 points more often than not lately. With the Colonials about to face a strong defense, I just don't see a high-scoring affair in Honolulu.

Bet: Under 136.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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