George Mason Patriots vs. Richmond Spiders - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (15-14) at George Mason Patriots (10-20)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason Patriots -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders go on the road to oppose the George Mason Patriots in the regular season finale’.
The Richmond Spiders have been playing out the string the past few weeks without much success and that has assured them of finishing in the bottom half of the Atlantic Ten. The Spiders have dropped four of five following an 85-84 defeat at the hands of visiting Dayton on Tuesday as a 1.5 point home dog. Richmond held a five point edge heading to the locker room before the Flyers late rally. UD burned the nets at 58% with Richmond countering at almost 53% but were done in by a 4-17 effort on threes. TJ Cline gave Richmond a game high 36 points on 13-20 with ShawnDre’ Jones netting 20 points on 7-15. Terry Allen tossed in 16 points on 5-9 from the floor but the rest of the team contributed just 12 points.
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The George Mason Patriots have had a tough go at this season as they are next to last in the conference just ahead of La Salle. Not enough scoring and too many points allowed have been the issue and that trend has been a constant over the last month where the Patriots are 3-7. GMU is coming off of a 74-52 loss at George Washington as a 12 point underdog on Tuesday where a 16 point hole at the half was too much to overcome. The Patriots were limited to 35% from the floor while the Colonials connected at 41.8% with ten more attempts to total a decisive eight more baskets. Jake Grayer was George Mason’s lone double digit scorer with 14 points and eight rebounds with Shevon Thompson adding eight points and eight boards. Otis Livingston II added seven points and five assists while four others scored 4-5 points.
Richmond are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The over is 12-4 in George Mason last 16 overall and is 19-7 in their last 26 vs. Atlantic 10 while going 23-9 in their last 32 home games. The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. Neither team looks attractive to me but I would thing Richmond wants to make some noise here…