George Mason vs. Wright State - 11/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (2-3) at George Mason Patriots (2-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason Patriots -3.5 -- Over/Under: 82 See the Latest Odds
The Wright State Raiders will travel to EagleBank Arena to take on the George Mason Patriots this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Wright State Raiders snapped their three game losing streak and improved to 2-3 (0-0 Horizon) on the season after defeating the D-III Mount St. Joseph Lions, 66-52, this past Tuesday. Wright State held Mount St. Joseph to just 12 points in the 1st half and never let the Lions get within 13 points of the lead in the 2nd half. Wright State shot 44.6% from the field however, did struggle from beyond the arc as the Raiders shot just 16.7% (2-12). The Raiders held the Lions to just 28.95 shooting from the field and outrebounded Mount St. Joseph by a 40-28 margin. Leading the way for Wright State was Joe Thomasson who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. On the season, the Raiders have been led by Joe Thomasson (14.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 5.4 apg), Mark Alstork (13.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg), and JT Yoho (13.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.6 apg). Offensively, Wright State is averaging 66.4 ppg on 42.0% shooting. The Raiders average 12.8 apg and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.03. Defensively, Wright State is allowing 67.2 ppg on 43.6% shooting. The Raiders have a rebound margin of -3.4 and average 1.8 blocks per game.
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The George Mason Patriots lost their 2nd consecutive game and dropped to 2-4 on the season (0-0 A-10) after being defeated, 69-67, by the Manhattan Jaspers this past Wednesday. George Mason has an 11 point lead at halftime but allowed Manhattan to fight back in the 2nd half and gave up the game winning jumper with just 1 second left to go in the game. George Mason shot 50.0% from the field however, committed 25 turnovers in the loss. The Patriots held Manhattan to 41.9% shooting from the field and outrebounded the Jaspers by a 40-25 margin. Leading the way for George Mason was Marko Gujanicic who had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. On the season, the Patriots have been led by Jaire Grayer (14.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Shevon Thompson (11.8 ppg, 11.5 rpg), and Marko Gujanicic (10.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.7 apg). Offensively, George Mason is averaging 64.2 ppg on 43.1% shooting. The Patriots average 5.8 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.83. Defensively, George Mason is allowing 69.5 ppg on 43.1% shooting. The Patriots have a rebound margin of 6.3 however, have a turnover ratio of -7.3.
The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Patriots are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.
Wright State might be 2-3 on the season but do have their top four scorers from last season and actually looked pretty decent against the Kentucky Wildcats last week. George Mason has been an interested team this season as they have wins against Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, but have lost to teams like Colgate and Manhattan. Wright State is a decent defensive team and as George Mason has had major issues protecting the ball this season, I think the Raiders will be able to keep this one close and cover with the points. Take Wright State and the points in this one.