Richmond vs. George Mason - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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George Mason Patriots (14-11) at Richmond Spiders (19-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -11.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The George Mason Patriots will travel to the Robins Center to take on the Richmond Spiders this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The George Mason Patriots dropped to 14-11 (3-9 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the George Washington Colonials, 73-67, this past Saturday. George Mason struggled defensively against the Colonials offense and couldn’t fight back after George Washington took a 62-53 lead with 3:49 left in regulation. George Mason shot 48.3% from the field, however, allowed George Washington to shoot 51.0% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Patriots was Josh Oduro who had a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 blocks.
On the season, George Mason is averaging 68.2 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Patriots are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game on 30.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Mason has been led by Javon Greene (13.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.0 spg), Jordan Miller (12.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg), and AJ Wilson (12.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 3.3 bpg).
Defensively, George Mason is allowing their opponents to average 68.2 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field. The Patriots have a rebound margin of 2.7 and average 4.8 bpg.
The Richmond Spiders won their 3rd straight game and improved to 19-6 (9-3 A-10) on the season after defeating the VCU Rams, 77-59, this past Saturday. Richmond dominated VCU on both ends of the court and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 42-24 lead. Richmond shot 50.0% from both the field and beyond the arc while holding VCU to just 34.3% shooting from the field. Leading the way for the Spiders was Nick Sherod who had 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals.
On the season, Richmond is averaging 75.1 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field. The Spiders are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 36.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Richmond has been led by Blake Francis (17.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.1 spg), Jacob Gilyard (13.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.6 apg, 3.2 spg), Grant Golden (13.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Nick Sherod (12.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.7 apg).
Defensively, Richmond is allowing their opponents to average 67.2 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Spiders have a rebound margin of -2.4 and a turnover margin of 2.9.
The Patriots are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games and 2-5-1 ATS on the road games this season. The Spiders are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games and 8-5 in home games this season.
George Mason comes into this game ranked 267th in scoring offense, 266th in FG%, and 145th in scoring defense.
Richmond has been solid on both ends of the court this season and come into this game ranked 78th scoring offense, 37th in FG%, and T-121st in scoring defense.
Richmond has won 7 of their last 9 games and has been outstanding at home this season posting an 11-2 record. George Mason hasn’t had an success on the road this season and as the Patriots are over matched on both ends of the court, I think the Spiders, who are slowing becoming a major threat to Dayton in the A-10, will do enough to cover this double-digit spread. Good Luck.