George Mason vs. Saint Joseph's - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Mason vs. Saint Joseph's - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Saint Joseph's Hawks (5-21) at George Mason Patriots (14-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm (EagleBank Arena)

The Line: George Mason Patriots -8.5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks will travel to EagleBank Arena to take on the George Mason Patriots this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks snapped their 7-game winning streak and improved to 5-21 (1-12 A-10) on the season after upsetting the Davidson Wildcats, 73-72, this past Tuesday. Saint Joseph’s trailed by a 40-21 margin at halftime, however, were outstanding offensively in the 2nd half and were able to pick their first A-10 win on the season after the Hawks Cameron Brown hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired. Saint Joseph’s shot 49.1% from the field and 39.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Hawks was Cameron Brown who had 24 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.

On the season, Saint Joseph’s is averaging 69.1 ppg on 38.8% shooting from the field. The Hawks are averaging 9.1 three-pointers per game on 30.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Saint Joseph’s has been led by Ryan Daly (20.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.0 spg), Cameron Brown (9.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Myles Douglas (8.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.4 apg).

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Defensively, Saint Joseph’s is allowing their opponents to average 80.5 ppg on 46.2% shooting from the field. The Hawks have a rebound margin of -2.2 and a turnover margin of -3.8.

The George Mason Patriots lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 14-12 (3-10 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Richmond Spiders, 65-50, this past Wednesday night. George Mason had no answers on the offensive end for the Spiders and couldn’t fight back after Richmond took a 55-40 lead with 6:21 left in regulation. George Mason shot just 23.5% from beyond the arc and committed 19 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Patriots was Jordan Miller who had 11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.

On the season, George Mason is averaging 67.5 ppg on 42.0% shooting from the field. The Patriots are averaging 6.0 three-pointers per game on 30.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Mason has been led by Javon Greene (13.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.9 spg), Jordan Miller (12.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg), and AJ Wilson (11.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.0 apg, 3.2 bpg).

Defensively, George Mason is allowing their opponents to average 68.1 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field. The Patriots have a rebound margin of 2.7 and a turnover margin of -0.4.

The Hawks are just 3-7-1 ATS on the road this season and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. George Mason. The Patriots are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games and 6-8 ATS at home on the season.

Saint Joseph’s comes into this game ranked 237th in scoring offense, 344th in FG%, and 339th in scoring defense.

George Mason comes into this match-up ranked 279th in scoring offense, 146th in scoring defense, and 199th in defensive FG%.

Saint Joseph’s pulled off a huge upset against Davidson earlier this week, however, I’m going to have a hard time taking the Hawks on the road considering their 0-7 on the road in conference play this season with their average loss coming at 21.6 ppg. George Mason has struggled as of late, however, as I expect the Patriots defense to give the Hawks trouble, I’m taking George Mason to cover this large Home spread. Good Luck.

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