Saint Louis vs. George Mason - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (6-11) at Saint Louis Billikens (6-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Mason Patriots and Saint Louis Billikens square off Sunday afternoon at the Chaifetz Arena.
The George Mason Patriots need a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The George Mason Patriots are averaging 63.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Marquise Moore is averaging 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while Otis Livingston II is averaging 11.2 points and 2.9 assists. Marko Gujanicic is dishing 2.1 assists and Shevon Thompson is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The George Mason Patriots are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 61.7 percent from the free throw line. George Mason is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 7.5 turnovers per game. The George Mason Patriots have lost 14 of their last 15 road games.
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The Saint Louis Billikens also need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 64 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Ash Yacoubou is averaging 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds while Mike Crawford is averaging 10.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Miles Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Davell Roby is dishing 2.1 assists. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. Saint Louis is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Saint Louis Billikens have lost 10 of their last 17 home games.
The Patriots are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Billikens are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 home games. The Patriots are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams need a victory in the worst way. So, you have to give the edge to the home team, especially give George Mason's track record on the road since last season. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.