West Virginia vs. George Mason - 11/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (1-1) at West Virginia Mountaineers (2-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the George Mason Patriots face off on Thursday in San Juan in college basketball action.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are off to a 2-0 start and after last year’s strong play late in the season the expectations are fairly high. WVU is averaging 73.5 points per game and they are shooting 32.7 percent from the floor and 22.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they are allowing 55 points and their opponents shoot 44 percent. Devin Williams is averaging 15 points and 13 rebounds, Juwan Staten is averaging 15 points and 5.0 assists, and Jaysean Paige is averaging 10.5 points. West Virginia is winning the battle of the boards 45.5-30 in typical Bob Huggins style.
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The George Mason Patriots have started the season 1-1 losing to Cornell then beating Princeton. George mason is averaging 61.5 points and they are shooting 36.6 percent from the floor and 28.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they are allowing 64 points and their opponents shoot 44 percent. Patrick Holloway is averaging 20.5 points, Marquise Moore is averaging 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Jalen Jenkins is averaging 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. George Mason has a slight edge in rebounding over their opponents 35.5-30.
West Virginia is 9-23-1 against the spread in their last 33 non-conference games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-6 against the A-10. George Mason is 16-38 against the spread following a win, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six neutral site games.
West Virginia should win this game but the number here looks to be a little high so going to take the points.