George Mason vs. La Salle - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
La Salle Explorers (8-5) at George Mason Patriots (4-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason Patriots +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Mason Patriots and La Salle Explorers face off Saturday at the patriot Center in A-10 college basketball action.
The George Mason Patriots are 5-7 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a three game winning streak. George Mason is averaging 63.7 points and they are shooting 39.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents shoot 42.5 percent. Shevon Thompson leads the Patriots averaging 12.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. Patrick Holloway is averaging 11.9 points, Marquise Moore is averaging 10.2 points, and Jalen Jenkins is averaging 7.8 points. George Mason is 4-2 at home this season with four over their overall losses coming to teams with a RPI better than 50.
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The La Salle Explorers are 8-5 this season and they have won their last three games. La Salle is averaging 65.5 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents shoot 42.5 percent. Jordan Price is averaging 18.7 points per game to lead the Explorers. Jerrell Wright is averaging 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, Steve Zack is averaging 8.3 points and 9.1 rebounds, and Cleon Roberts is averaging 8.1 points. La Salle is 4-0 on the road this season.
George Mason is 7-2-1 against the spread following a loss, 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, and 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. La Salle is 6-0 against the spread in their last six road games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 3-12 against the spread against the A-10.
George Mason has played the tough schedule but La Salle has been sharp on the road and I like them in this spot.