Dayton Flyers vs. George Mason Patriots - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (7-18) at Dayton Flyers (20-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: WHIO-07 TV
The George Mason Patriots will travel to the University of Dayton Arena to take on the Dayton Flyers this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The George Mason Patriots dropped to 8-18 (3-11 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Rhode Island Rams, 71-56, this past Saturday. George Mason shot 30.8% from the field and 44.4% (4-9) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Patriots was Shevon Thompson who had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and 1 steal. George Mason is ranked 223rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 45th ranked SOS. On the season, the Patriots have been led by Shevon Thompson (13.3 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 1.1 bpg) and Patrick Holloway (11.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.8 apg). George Mason is averaging 64.6 ppg (ranked 243rd) on 41.4% shooting (ranked 269th). The Patriots average just 4.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 340th) and commit 14.2 turnovers per game (ranked 299th). George Mason is holding their opponents to an average of 69.7 ppg (ranked 265th) on 43.0% shooting (ranked 183rd). The Patriots pull down 37.08 total rpg (ranked 56th) and have a rebound margin of 3.3 (ranked 84th).
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The Dayton Flyers dropped to 20-6 (10-4 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Duquesne Dukes, 83-73, this past Saturday. Dayton shot 39.7% from the field and 33.3% (11-33) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Flyers was Dyshawn Pierre who had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assists. Dayton is ranked 38th in the RPI Standings and has played the 144th ranked SOS. On the season, the Flyers have been led by Jordan Sibert (16.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.6 spg) and Dyshawn Pierre (13.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.0 apg). Dayton is averaging 68.9 ppg (ranked 135th) on 46.3% shooting (ranked 59th). The Flyers average 6.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 109th) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.23 (ranked 58th). Dayton is holding their opponents to an average of 60.9 ppg (ranked 52nd) on 41.4% shooting (ranked 106th). The Flyers average just 16.2 personal fouls per game (ranked 48th) and have a turnover margin of 1.5 (ranked 76th).
The Patriots are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Flyers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
George Mason has lost 11 of their last 13 games and just 1-7 on the road this year. Dayton had their three game winning streak snapped as they were upset and dominated by Duquesne. George Mason has lost their last 6 road games by an average of 12 points and as Dayton still sits on a game behind VCU and URI in the A-10 standings, I think they bounce back with a big victory over George Mason at home.