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Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. George Mason Patriots - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

George Mason Patriots (8-20) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (21-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Siegel Center)

The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: NBCS

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams look to end the regular season on a high note when the George Mason Patriots pay a visit.

 

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. George Mason Patriots - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The season has been extremely long for the George Mason Patriots who will be finishing near the bottom of the Atlantic Ten. Not enough scoring or defense has been the issue and that was what we saw in Wednesday’s 67-51 defeat to visiting George Washington. The Colonials simply outshot the home team 47%-32% and when they weren’t sinking field goals they were hitting foul shots to the tune of 18-6 which easily neutralized the Patriots extra 12 attempts. Marquise Moore gave George Mason 12 points and five yanks on 5-15 form the floor with Vaughn Gray tossing in ten points on 4-10 shooting. Corey Edwards and Shevon Thompson added nine and seven points with Thompson hauling in a team high nine rebounds.

 

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams were a solid top 25 squad but they do tend to falter from time to time and that has dropped them from the national rankings. The Rams have been fading with three consecutive defeats following an 82-55 rout at Davidson which has the team clinging to 4th in the Atlantic Ten. The Wildcats were in control from the opening tip with a 19 point lead by intermission and never letting VCU even sniff a comeback. The home team held a 51%-40% shooting edge with an 11-1 advantage on threes. Terry Larrier was the Ram’s lone double digit scorer with 12 points on 4-10 from the field with Mo Alie-Cox adding nine points and a team high seven rebounds Three others added between 5-6 points in a quiet offensive night.

 

The Patriots are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic 10. George Mason are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Rams are 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games following a S.U. loss. VCU are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and  4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Give me one good reason to back either because I have nothing…

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