Saint Louis vs. George Mason - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Saint Louis Billikens (21-8) at George Mason Patriots (15-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (EagleBank Arena)
The Line: George Mason Patriots +1.5 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Saint Louis Billikens (21-8, 10-6 CONF) and the George Mason Patriots (15-14, 4-12 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, March 4th for an A10 conference matchup at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Saint Louis is coming off a 72-62 road win over Rhode Island in their last game. Saint Louis has now won three straight games and four of their last five overall. Saint Louis is currently four games above .500 in conference play. George Mason is coming off an 81-78 road loss to Duquesne in their last game. George Mason has lost back-to-back games and four of their last five overall.
Saint Louis scores 71.8 points per game on 45.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Saint Louis’ leading scorer and rebounder is G Jordan Goodwin, who scores 15.6 points per game and earns 10.5 rebounds per game. Saint Louis allows 66.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +5.8 scoring differential so far this season. Saint Louis also earns 39.8 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 4.2 blocks, and 7.5 steals per game as a team.
George Mason scores 67.2 points per game on 42.3 percent field goal shooting this season. George Mason’s leading scorer is G Javon Greene, who scores 13.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for George Mason is F AJ Wilson, who earns 7.4 rebounds per game. George Mason allows 67.9 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -.7 scoring differential so far this season. George Mason also earns 37.2 rebounds, 10.8 assists, 4.6 blocks, and 6.2 steals per game as a team.
Saint Louis is 15-12-1 against the spread this season and 5-4-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Saint Louis is also 4-5 against the spread on the road so far this season. George Mason is 13-15-1 against the spread this season and 3-6-1 against the spread in their last ten games. George Mason is also 7-9 against the spread at home so far this season.
I will admit, I am a bit puzzled at this line. Not only is Saint Louis the better team, but they have also been the hotter team. Winners of four of their last, while George Mason has done the opposite, losing four of five. I will take Saint Louis and lay a very minimal amount of points, as I think they should be favorited by at least five.