George Mason vs. Duquesne - 1/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (12-7) at George Mason Patriots (7-12)
College Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason Patriots -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duquesne Dukes and George Mason Patriots meet Saturday at the Eagle Bank Arena.
The Duquesne Dukes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 78.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Derrick Colter is averaging 17.4 points and four assists while Micah Mason is averaging 15.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. L.G. Gill is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Eric James is dishing 1.4 assists. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dukes are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Duquesne Dukes have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The George Mason Patriots need a win after losing five of their last six games. The George Mason Patriots are averaging 64.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Marquise Moore is averaging 12.6 points and 5.7 rebounds while Otis Livingston II is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 assists. Shevon Thompson is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and Marko Gujanicic is dishing 1.9 assists. The George Mason Patriots are shooting 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Patriots are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The George Mason Patriots have lost 10 of their last 16 home games.
The Dukes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic 10 and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Patriots are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
There's no line yet due to this game being moved up to Friday. It was supposed to be played Saturday. Anyway, the Dukes are the better team here as they've held their own against some quality teams all season while George Mason is a shell of what it was in the past. I like Duquesne to win this game by at least five points.