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George Mason Patriots vs. Richmond Spiders - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Richmond Spiders (13-11) at George Mason Patriots (6-16)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Patriot Center)

The Line: George Mason Patriots +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

The Richmond Spiders will travel to the Patriot Center to take on the George Mason Patriots this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Richmond Spiders improved to 13-11 (6-5 A-10) on the season after defeating the Fordham Rams, 73-71, this past Wednesday. Richmond shot 39.1% from the field and 32.0% (8-25) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Spiders was Terry Allen who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. Richmond is ranked 90th in the RPI Standings and has played the 33rd ranked SOS. On the season, the Spiders have been led by Kendall Anthony (17.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.0 apg) and Terry Allen (12.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.3 spg). Richmond averages 65.8 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field and 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Spiders are allowing their opponents to average 61.1 ppg on 42.8% shooting.

George Mason Patriots vs. Richmond Spiders - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The George Mason Patriots dropped to 7-16 (2-9 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Davidson Wildcats, 92-71, this past Wednesday. George Mason shot 55.8% from the field and 12.5% (1-8) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Patriots was Shevon Thompson who had 14 points and 13 rebounds. George Mason is ranked 203rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 31st ranked SOS. On the season, the Patriots have been led by Shevon Thompson (12.9 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 1.2 bpg) and Patrick Holloway (11.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.9 apg). George Mason averages 63.0 ppg on 40.4% shooting from the field and 28.7% shooting from three-point range. The Patriots are allowing their opponents to average 69.3 ppg on 43.3% shooting.

The Spiders are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Patriots are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.

Richmond seems to have cooled off after an impressive run in which they beat Davidson 89-62 and VCU 64-55. George Mason has lost 9 of their last 10 and have really struggled on the offensive end throughout the season. Richmond is a smaller team that might struggle a bit with George Mason's size, however, they are the more talented team in this match-up. I see Richmond regaining some of their form that they had just a few weeks ago and that Kendall Anthony has a big game in this one. I'm taking Richmond to cover this line.

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Richmond Spiders -4.5

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