Virginia vs. George Mason - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (2-2) at Virginia Cavaliers (3-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -18 -- Over/Under: 127.5 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and the George Mason Patriots face off on Sunday in the Championship game of the Charleston Classic college basketball tournament.
The Virginia Cavaliers are coming off of a 35-point win over Long beach State on Friday to land in the championship game in Charleston. Virginia is averaging 80.8 points and they are shooting 50.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.5 points and their opponents shoot 37.4 percent. Malcolm Brogdon leads the Cavaliers averaging 14 points per game. Anthony Gill is averaging 12.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, London Perrantes is averaging 9.5 points, and Mike Tobey is averaging 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds. Virginia took the early season loss to George Washington but they appear to be using it as motivation to play better.
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The George Mason Patriots knocked off Oklahoma State in overtime on Friday to land in this game. For the season George Mason is averaging 63 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Jaire Grayer leads the Patriots averaging 14 points per game. Shevon Thompson is averaging 12.5 points and 13.8 rebounds, Otis Livingston is averaging 11 points, and Marko Gujanicic is averaging 9.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. George Mason was 0-2 before arriving in Charleston.
Virginia is 1-4 against the spread following a win, 2-5 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, and 2-8 against the spread against the A-10. George Mason is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games, and 1-5 against the spread against the ACC.
This is a big number for this game but Virginia should cover it and win easily.