Davidson Wildcats vs. George Mason Patriots - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (6-15) at Davidson Wildcats (15-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Mason Patriots will travel to John M. Belk Arena to take on the Davidson Wildcats this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The George Mason Patriots dropped to 7-15 (2-8 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Saint Joseph's Hawks, 58-54, this past Saturday. George Mason shot 41.2% from the field and 35.7% (5-14) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Patriots was Shevon Thompson who had 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 2 assists. George Mason is ranked 197th in the RPI Standings and has played the 37th ranked SOS. On the season, the Patriots have been led by Shevon Thompson (12.8 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 1.2 bpg) and Patrick Holloway (11.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.8 apg). George Mason is averaging 64.2 ppg (ranked 251st) on 41.1% shooting (ranked 273rd). The Patriots average 4.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 338th) and commit 14.0 turnovers per game (ranked 275th). George Mason is holding their opponents to an average of 68.3 ppg (ranked 230th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 166th). The Patriots pull down 37.32 total rpg (ranked 54th) and have a rebound margin of 3.0 (ranked 92nd).
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The Davidson Wildcats improved to 15-6 (6-4 A-10) on the season after defeating the Duquesne Dukes, 95-69, this past Saturday. Davidson shot 60.3% from the field and 50.0% (13-26) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Brian Sullivan who had 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Davidson is ranked 67th in the RPI Standings and has played the 159th ranked SOS. On the season, the Wildcats have been led by Tyler Kalinoski (16.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.4 apg) and Jack Gibbs (15.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.9 apg). Davidson is averaging 81.0 ppg (ranked 5th) on 47.3% shooting (ranked 30th). The Wildcats average 10.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 2nd) on 40.2% three-point shooting (ranked 16th). Davidson is holding their opponents to an average of 69.6 ppg (ranked 267th) on 44.0% shooting (ranked 236th). The Wildcats are holding teams to just 29.6% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 21st) and have a turnover margin of 1.4 (ranked 81st).
The Patriots are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, however just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Wildcats are 7-1 ATS in their alst 8 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing SU record.
George Mason has lost 8 of their last 9 games however, have played better as of late as they've have some close losses which included an 80-73 (OT) loss against Davidson on January 24th. Davidson is 10-1 at home this year, and although they shot well against Duquesne, their offensive hasn't been clicking as well as it was earlier in the season. Davidson is a good team that can really score the ball however, George Mason does defend the three-pointer well and I think that their advantage in size will keep this one within the number. Take George Mason and the points in this one.