VCU vs. George Mason - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (6-7) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and the George Mason Patriots face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The VCU Rams are 8-5 this season and they have won their last three games. VCU is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and heir opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Melvin Johnson leads the Rams averaging 18.3 points per game. Korey Billbury is averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 9.2 points, and JeQuan Lewis is averaging 9.1 points. VCU is 7-1 this season and they have played a tough schedule and are battle tested.
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The George Mason Patriots are 6-7 this season and they have won their last two games. George Mason is averaging 63.5 points and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Otis Livingston leads the Patriots averaging 11 points per game. Marquise Moore is averaging 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, Jaire Grayer is averaging 9.7 points, and Marko Gujanicic is averaging 9.5 points. George Mason has a few Quality wins but for the most part they have come up flat against the better teams.
VCU is 7-1 against the spread following a win, 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games. George Mason is 21-46 against the spread following a win, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 2-5 against the spread against the A-10.
VCU just isn’t the same team we have seen in recent years so as bad as George Mason is I will take the points.