La Salle at George Mason 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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George Mason Patriots (11-8) vs La Salle Explorers (9-14)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 4:30 pm (EagleBank Arena)
Betting Odds: George Mason Patriots -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
La Salle faces George Mason on Saturday, February 27th at EagleBank Arena for an NCAA basketball A10 matchup.
La Salle is coming off an 85-65 win over Duquesne in its last game at home on February 24th. It was a very surprising win over La Salle, as no one saw the Explorers pulling off that upset by 20 points. La Salle has only won six of its 16 conference games this season, putting the team in fourth-to-last in the A10 standings. La Salle is also 10-11 against the spread this season. La Salle's leading scorer so far this season has been G Sherif Kenney, who has scored 10.3 points per game for the Explorers. La Salle as a team has scored 68.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 43.9% clip from the field. La Salle has also allowed 72.9 points per game to its opponents as well.
George Mason is coming off a 63-58 win over George Washington in its last game on February 24th. George Mason has now won its last three games outright, and one of those wins was against the conference's former top team in VCU. George Mason is 11-8 on the year and is 7-6 in A10 conference play this season, putting the Patriots in 7th place in the standings. George Mason is also 7-11-1 against the spread this season. George Mason's leading scorer so far this season has been G Jordan Miller, who has scored 15.8 points per game for the Patriots. George Mason as a team has scored 70.5 points per game and has shot the ball at a 42.2% clip from the field. George Mason has also allowed 69.8 points per game to its opponents as well.
George Mason opens as a 5.5-point favorite and the total is set at 138. Despite La Salle's upset win last time out, George Mason is still the far superior team in this matchup. Add to the fact that George Mason is home, and you get a bad spot for La Salle. I expect a letdown by La Salle after its biggest win of the year, and I will lay the points with George Mason because of it.