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Saint Joseph's Hawks vs. George Mason Patriots - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Mason Patriots (6-14) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (9-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Hagan Arena)

The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

The George Mason Patriots will travel to Hagan Arena to take on the Saint Joseph's Hawks this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The George Mason Patriots dropped to 7-14 (2-7 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the VCU Rams, 72-60, this past Wednesday. George Mason shot 36.8% from the field and 26.3% (5-19) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Patriots was Shevon Thompson who had 6 points, 16 rebounds, and 2 blocks. George Mason is ranked 186th in the RPI Standings and has played the 29th ranked SOS. On the season, the Patriots have been led by Shevon Thompson (12.7 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 1.3 bpg) and Patrick Holloway (11.6 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.8 apg). George Mason is averaging 64.7 ppg (ranked 237th) on 41.1% shooting (ranked 277th). The Patriots average 13.8 turnovers per game (ranked 259th) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.73 (ranked 312th).  George Mason is holding their opponents to an average of 68.8 ppg (ranked 245th) on 42.5% shooting (ranked 163rd). The Patriots are holding opponents to 32.2% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 97th) and pull down 37.38 total rpg (ranked 54th).

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs. George Mason Patriots - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Saint Joseph's Hawks dropped to 9-12 (3-6 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Saint Louis Billikens, 68-61, this past Tuesday. Saint Joseph's shot 37.9% from the field and 40.0% (6-15) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Hawks was DeAndre Bembry who had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 assists. Saint Joseph's is ranked 172nd in the RPI Standings and has played the 105th ranked SOS. On the season, the Hawks have been led by DeAndre Bembry (17.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.0 apg) and Isaiah Miles (10.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg). Saint Joseph's is averaging 61.9 ppg (ranked 296th) on 40.6% shooting (ranked 288th). The Hawks average 5.2 three-pointers per game (ranked 274th) and pull down 11.86 offensive rpg (ranked 95th) Saint Joseph's is holding their opponents to an average of 64.4 ppg (ranked 128th) on 43.3% shooting (ranked 202nd). The Hawks average 4.9 bpg (ranked 42nd) and commit just 16.7 personal fouls per game (ranked 66th).

The Patriots are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hawks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.

George Mason hung tough with the shorthanded VCU Rams but allowed VCU to pull away late in the game. Saint Joseph's let a late lead slip away and lost a tough one at Saint Louis. George Mason has really struggled on both sides of the ball and as Saint Joseph's plays well at home, I think DeAndre Bembry and Hawks pull away in the second half in this one and cover the spread. Take Saint Joseph's to cover. 

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Saint Joseph's Hawks -5

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