George Mason vs. Iona - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (6-3) at George Mason Patriots (2-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason Patriots +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC SN
The George Mason Patriots and the Iona Gaels face off on Saturday at the Patriot Center in college basketball action.
The George Mason Patriots are 3-6 this season and they are coming off of a win but it came against D-2 Cantawba. George Mason is averaging 63 points and they are shooting 39.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Patrick Holloway leads the Patriots averaging 13.8 points per game. Shevon Thompson is averaging 11.4 points and 10.6 rebounds, Marquise Moore is averaging 10.6 points, and Jalen Jenkins is averaging 8.4 points. George Mason is 3-2 at home and have no wins over a team with a RPI better than 200.
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The Iona Gaels are 6-3 this season and are coming off of back-to-back wins. Iona is averaging 86 points per game and they are shooting 48.4 percent from the floor including 43.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 69.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. A.J. English leads he Gaels averaging 24.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. Davis Laury is averaging 18.2 points and 7.9 rebounds, Schadric Casimir is averaging 16.2 points, and Isaiah Williams is averaging 15.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Iona is 2-3 on the road this season.
George Mason is 7-3-1 against the spread against the MAAC, 5-13-1 against the spread in their last 19 home games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. Iona is 8-3 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 non-conference games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win.
George Mason is just bad this season while Iona is decent and they drill the Patriots here.