Duquesne at George Mason: 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Duquesne at George Mason: 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

George Mason Patriots (9-8) vs Duquesne Dukes (7-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm (EagleBank Arena)

Betting Odds: George Mason Patriots -1 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Duquesne Dukes will travel to EagleBank Arena to take on the George Mason Patriots this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Duquesne Dukes won their 3rd straight game and improved to 7-6 on the season after defeating the Dayton Flyers, 69-64, on February 2nd. Duquesne was outstanding on both ends of the court in the 1st half against Dayton and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 39-24 lead. Duquesne shot 47.2% from the field and 23.8% from beyond the arc while Dayton shot 41.7% from the field and 22.9% from beyond the arc. Duquesne outrebounded Dayton by a 38-31 margin and won the turnover battle by a 13-12 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Dukes was Michael Hughes who had a double-double with 13 points, 14 rebounds, & 1 assist.

On the season, Duquesne is averaging 65.8 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Dukes are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 29.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Duquesne has been led by Marcus Weathers (15.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg), Michael Hughes (10.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 bpg), Tavian Dunn-Martin (10.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.2 spg), & Chad Baker (8.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.5 apg).

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Defensively, Duquesne is holding their opponents to an average of 64.0 ppg on 39.9% shooting from the field. The Dukes have a rebound margin of 0.8 and a turnover margin of 0.2.

The George Mason Patriots improved to 9-8 on the season after defeating the Fordham Rams, 77-45, this past Wednesday night. George Mason dominated Fordham on both ends of the court throughout the entire game and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 49-27 lead with 12:46 left in regulation. George Mason shot 50.0% from the field and 52.4% from beyond the arc while Fordham shot 31.5% from the field and 21.1% from beyond the arc. George Mason outrebounded Fordham by a 16-11 margin and won the turnover battle by a 16-11 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Patriots was Jordan Miller who had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, & 1 steal.

On the season, George Mason is averaging 70.5 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Patriots are averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game on 33.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, George Mason has been led by Jordan Miller (15.9ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.9 apg), Javon Greene (11.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.9 spg), Tyler Kolek (11.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.4 spg), & Josh Oduro (9.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.3 apg).

Defensively, George Mason is allowing their opponents to average 70.1 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Patriots have a rebound margin of 1.5 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

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Duquesne is led by a solid defense that comes into this game ranked 41st in scoring defense & 28th in defensive FG%, however, the Dukes offense has struggled this season as Duquesne ranks just 289th in scoring offense & 278th in FG%. George Mason is the more balanced team and as the Patriots are 5-3 at home and for the fact that the Duquesne hasn’t played in about two weeks, I think the play here is to take George Mason to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick George Mason Patriots -1

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