Fordham vs. George Mason - 3/11/15 A-10 Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (8-21) at Fordham Rams (9-20)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Fordham Rams +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Mason Patriots and Fordham Rams meet Wednesday in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
The George Mason Patriots look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, George Mason is averaging 64.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 69.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Shevon Thompson is averaging 12.8 points and 11.5 rebounds while Patrick Holloway is averaging 10.9 points and 1.2 rebounds. Marquise Moore is dishing three assists and Jalen Jenkins is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The George Mason Patriots have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 66.4 percent from the line and 31.7 percent from deep. Defensively, George Mason is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The Fordham Rams need a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, Fordham is averaging 65.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Eric Paschall is averaging 16.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Mandell Thomas is averaging 13.4 points and 3.6 assists. Christian Sengfelder is the third double-digit scorer and Bryan Smith is dishing two assists. The Fordham Rams have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 30 percent from deep. Defensively, Fordham is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in four of its last six games.
Fordham crushed george Mason when these two teams played earlier, and the Rams have the best overall player in Paschall. Sorry, but I'm siding with the Rams in an outright victory.