Davidson vs. George Mason - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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George Mason Patriots (13-6) at Davidson Wildcats (9-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -9 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The George Mason Patriots will travel to John M. Belk Arena to take on the Davidson Wildcats this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The George Mason Patriots snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 13-6 (2-4 A-10) on the season after defeating the UMass Minutemen, 73-63, this past Wednesday. George Mason trailed by a 40-31 margin early in the 2nd half, however, the Patriots were outstanding offensively the rest of the way and pulled away from the Minutemen after taking a 59-49 lead with 4:04 left in regulation. George Mason shot 38.3% from the field and outrebounded UMass by a 45-32 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Patriots was Javon Greene who had 32 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.
On the season, George Mason is averaging 69.3 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field. The Patriots are averaging 6.3 three-pointers per game on 31.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Mason has been led by Javon Greene (14.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 spg), Jordan Miller (12.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 spg), and AJ Wilson (11.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 3.4 bpg).
Defensively, George Mason is allowing their opponents to average 67.2 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Patriots have a rebound margin of 1.8 and a turnover margin of 0.5.
The Davidson Wildcats won their 2nd straight game and improved to 9-9 (3-3 A-10) on the season after defeating the Saint Louis Billikens, 71-59, this past Wednesday night. Davidson led by a 29-20 margin at halftime and was able to pull away from the Billikens late in the 2nd half after taking a 59-48 lead with 3:58 left in regulation. Davidson shot 40.4% from the field while holding Saint Louis to 34.4% shooting from the field in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Jon Axel Gudmundsson who had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Davidson is averaging 70.2 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 8.9 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Davidson has been led by Kellan Grady (15.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 spg), Jon Axel Gudmundsson (13.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.2 spg), and Carter Collins (11.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.3 apg).
Defensively, Davidson is allowing their opponents to average 66.9 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of -0.8 and a turnover margin of 1.3.
The Patriots are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, however, just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
George Mason has been led by their defense this season which comes into this game ranked 128th in scoring defense, 153rd in defensive FG%, and 24th in blocks per game.
Davidson comes into this game ranked, T-212th in scoring offense, T-51st in three-pointers made per game, and 120th in scoring defense.
George Mason has lost 5 of their last 7 games and just 1-3 on the road this season, however, Davidson hasn’t been overly impressive this season and between the fact that I think the Patriots defense will be able to keep this one close and that the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, I’m taking George Mason and the points in this one. Good Luck!