UMass vs. George Mason - 2/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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George Mason Patriots (13-9) at UMass Minutemen (9-14)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm (William D. Mullins Center)
The Line: UMass Minutemen -2 -- Over/Under: 141.5
The George Mason Patriots and the UMass Minutemen meet in college basketball action from Mullins Center on Sunday.
George Mason is currently 13-9 on the year. The Patriots are 1-5 in the last six games, beating UMass while falling otherwise to GW, Richmond, Davidson, Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure.
In the loss to the Bonnies, George Mason’s Javon Greene led the team with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Jordan Miller added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Jamal Hartwell chipped in 13 points in that one.
Over on the UMass side, they’re 9-14 so far. The Minutemen are 2-2 in their last four games, beating Duquesne and Saint Joseph’s before falling to Davidson and Rhode Island.
In the loss to the Rams, UMass’ Tre Mitchell led the team with 30 points, five rebounds and three assists. The only other UMass player in double-digits there was Carl Pierre with 10 points and six rebounds with one assist.
The Minutemen are 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games. UMass is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS win and the under is 5-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Patriots are 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss. George Mason is 1-4 ATS in the last five road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.
George Mason has scored 65 points or fewer in each of their last three games, and allowed 74 or more points in two consecutive outings. The last time these teams met up was a 73-63 home win for the Patriots, but they’ve done little else lately.
Since the loss, UMass has posted at least 73 points in two of four games and finished within six points of Rhode Island. Honestly I don’t trust the Minutemen right now so I’m staying away from this game, but I feel like the better play is taking UMass to get some revenge on a cover here.