George Mason vs. Saint Louis - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Louis Billikens (9-10) at George Mason Patriots (5-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason -4.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Louis Billikens and George Mason Patriots meet Thursday at the Patriot Center.
The Saint Louis Billikens have lost six of their last seven games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Saint Louis is averaging 61 points on 42.2 percent shooting and are allowing 64.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Milik Yarbrough is averaging 10.5 points and five rebounds while Achraf Yacoubou is averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Austin McBroom is dishing 1.8 assists and Mike Crawford is shooting 47.5 percent from the field. The Saint Louis Billikens are a defensive team that’s 6.2 threes per game and has given up 65 or less points in four of their last eight games. Offensively, Saint Louis is shooting 63.7 percent from the line and 33.4 percent from beyond the arc. Saint Louis is 1-4 SU on the road.
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The George Mason Patriots have lost five straight games and look for their second A-10 win. On the season, George Mason is averaging 65.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting and are allowing 69.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Shevon Thompson is averaging 13.2 points and 11.4 rebounds while Marquise Moore is averaging 9.4 points and 2.7 assists. Jalen Jenkins is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Isaiah Jackson is shooting 32.5 percent from the field. The George Mason Patriots have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 65.3 percent from the line and 30.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, George Mason is allowing 6.7 threes per game and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last eight games. Patrick Holloway is questionable with an illness.
Saint Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road. George Mason is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games.
I'm not sure how you can lay chalk with a George Mason team that's struggling to win SU in A-10 play. Saint Louis is still a srappy team that just went toe-to-toe with VCU. I'll take the points here.