George Mason vs. Fordham - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Mason vs. Fordham - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

George Mason Patriots (15-15) at Fordham Rams (8-21)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)

The Line: Fordham Rams +1.5 -- Over/Under: 122.5

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The George Mason Patriots (15-15, 4-13 CONF) and the Fordham Rams (8-21, 2-15 CONF) will meet on Saturday, March 7th for an A10 conference matchup at the Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY. The game will be played at 2:00 PM eastern time. 

George Mason is coming off a 69-57 home loss to Saint Louis in their last game. George Mason has now lost three games in a row, and four of their last five overall. Fordham is coming off a 63-52 road win over George Washington in their last game. That win gives Fordham two conference victories this season. 

George Mason scores 66.9 points per game on 42.2 percent field goal shooting this season. George Mason’s leading scorer is G Javon Greene, who scores 13.7 points per game. The leading rebounder for George Mason is AJ Wilson, who earns 7.3 rebounds per game. George Mason allows 67.9 points per game this season, therefore they have a -1.0 scoring differential so far this season. George Mason also earns 37.0 rebounds, 10.7 assists, 4.6 blocks, and 6.2 steals per game as a team. 

Fordham scores 58.0 points per game on 38.0 percent field goal shooting this season. Fordham’s leading scorer is G Antwon Portley, who scores 10.4 points per game. The leading rebounder for Fordham is F Joel Soriano, who earns 6.3 rebounds per game. Fordham allows 61.9 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -3.9 scoring differential so far this season. Fordham also earns 33.1 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 2.5 blocks, and 7.1 steals per game as a team. 

George Mason is 13-16-1 against the spread this season and 3-6-1 against the spread in their last ten games. George Mason is also 3-6-1 against the spread on the road so far this season. Fordham is 13-16 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Fordham is also 6-11 against the spread at home so far this season.

This will be a battle between the A10's weaker teams this season, and usually, that makes it tough to take a side. Fordham has played better as of late, but I still think George Mason is the better team in this matchup. I worry about a lack of motivation from the George Mason side in a road game like this, but I will take them nonetheless. 

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Ronald’s Pick George Mason -1.5

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