George Mason vs. VCU - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (17-4) at George Mason Patriots (6-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason Patriots -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The VCU Rams and George Mason Patriots meet Wednesday night at the Patriot Center.
The VCU Rams have won four of their last five games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, VCU is averaging 74 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Treveon Graham is averaging 16.8 points and 6.7 rebounds while Melvin Johnson is averaging 13 points and 1.9 assists. Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing five rebounds and Terry Larrier is shooting 38.5 percent from the field. The VCU Rams rely on their defense that’s allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, VCU is shooting 63.4 percent from the line and 35.2 percent from beyond the arc. The VCU Rams are 6-1 SU on the road.
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The George Mason Patriots hope to get back on track after losing six of their last eight games. On the season, George Mason is averaging 63.2 points on 39.8 percent shooting and is allowing 68.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Shevon Thompson is averaging 13.1 points and 11.5 rebounds while Marquise Moore is averaging 9.5 points and 2.8 assists. Jalen Jenkins is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Isaiah Jackson is shooting 30.5 percent from the field. The George Mason Patriots have five players averaging at least 7.3 points, and they’re shooting 66.6 percent from the line and 29.7 percent from deep. Defensively, George Mason is allowing 33.2 percent from deep and has given up 63 or less points in three of its last four games. Patrick Holloway is questionable with an illness.
The Rams are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games following a S.U. loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Patriots are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic 10 and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
George Mason simply doesn't have the horses to hang with VCU in this game, as its been getting beat up on both ends and hasn't been much better against the number. Look for the Rams to win this game by double digits.