James Madison Dukes vs. George Mason Patriots - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (4-6) at James Madison Dukes (7-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm (JMU Center)
The Line: James Madison Dukes -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The George Mason Patriots will travel to play the James Madison Dukes in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The James Madison Dukes are 7-3 and are coming off of a win against Marshall by a score of 107-84. James Madison scored 60 points in the second half and won this game easily behind a great offensive performance. Shakir Brown had 30 points and 8 rebounds for James Madison. Ron Curry added 20 points and 7 rebounds for James Madison. James Madison out rebounded their opponent by a total of 54-34 and had 23 assists in their victory. James Madison is averaging 79.8 points per game while giving up 73.2 points per game. James Madison is also averaging 37.9 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Shakir Brown is averaging 15 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game for James Madison. Ron Curry is averaging 14.2 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for the Dukes. James Madison is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 40.8% on three-pointers, and 47.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The George Mason Patriots are 4-6 and are coming off of a loss to Northern Iowa by a score of 73-65. George Mason closed the gap to 1 point late in the second half but they couldn’t complete the comeback attempt. Marquise Moore had 15 points and 9 rebounds for George Mason. Shevon Thompson added 8 points and 10 rebounds for the Patriots. George Mason out rebounded their opponents by a total of 49-32 and had 9 assists in their defeat. George Mason is averaging 63.3 points per game while giving up 64.8 points per game. George Mason is also averaging 41.1 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Jaire Grayer is averaging 11.7 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for George Mason. Shevon Thompson is averaging 9.8 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game. George Mason is shooting 60.1% on free throws, 29.8% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
George Mason is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. George Mason is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in George Mason’s last 5 games. James Madison is 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 home games. James Madison is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games against the A-10. The over is 9-4 in the James Madison last 13 home games. The over is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 meetings.
James Madison has started this season off strong and will look for their eighth win. James Madison plays in higher scoring games than George Mason does, so it will important for one team to set the pace in this matchup. George Mason does hold a rebounding advantage, but I expect James Madison to get the win here.