George Mason vs Saint Louis Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Saint Louis Billikens (20-11) vs George Mason Patriots (20-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Saint Louis Billikens -3 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The George Mason Patriots will play the Saint Louis Billikens in the Quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

George Mason Preview

The George Mason Patriots are 20-12 (11-7) this season after they defeated Richmond by a score of 62-57 in their last game. George Mason shot 40% from the field and was +10 in rebounding margin in the win. The George Mason Patriots are averaging 69.4 points per game, 67.1 points against per game, 36.1 rebounds per game, and 13.9 assists per game. Josh Oduro has led the Patriots this season with 15.6 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. George Mason is shooting 45.5% from the field, 64.5% on free throws, and 35.5% on three pointers this year.

Saint Louis Preview

The Saint Louis Billikens are 20-11 (12-6) this season after they defeated Dayton by a score of 65-61 in their last game. Saint Louis shot 42.4% from the field and recorded 41 rebounds in the win. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 75.3 points per game, 71.1 points against per game, 38.4 rebounds per game, and 16.2 assists per game. Gibson Jimerson has led the Billikens this season with 14 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 1.1 assists per game. Saint Louis is shooting 46.4% from the field, 73.4% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year. 

Trends

George Mason is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in George Mason’s last 6 games. Saint Louis is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win. The over is 6-1 in Saint Louis’ last 7 Thursday games. The underdog is 9-2 ATS in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.

Pick

George Mason comes into this game on a six game winning streak, while Saint Louis has alternated wins and losses over their last five games. George Mason has played strong defense in their last three games, allowing 57, 60, and 58 points. Saint Louis is scoring 75.3 points per game and they have a slight shooting percentage advantage over George Mason. I think we are going to see a very good game here, similar to their lone regular season matchup, but I have to go with George Mason to continue their strong play. 

David’s Pick George Mason +3

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