George Mason Patriots vs. James Madison Dukes - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
James Madison Dukes (0-5) at George Mason Patriots (3-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Patriot Center)
The Line: George Mason Patriots -4 - Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The James Madison Dukes take to the road in search of their first win of the season when they face George Mason on Saturday evening.
The James Madison Dukes look to snap a 5-game losing streak to open the season, with their most recent defeat coming at the hands of Louisiana-Lafayette by a final score of 82-70. Jackson Kent led JMU with 16 points on the night, going 7 of 12 shooting with a pair of 3s to his credit. Yohanny Dalembert flirted with the possibility of his first double-double of the season, but fell just short with 15 points and 9 boards while leading scorer Joey McLean logged just 13 points to go along with a team-high 7 assists. McLean leads the Dukes as the only player averaging double figures in the scoring column, putting up 13 points per game this season while also leading the Dukes with 2.4 assists per game. The aforementioned Dalembert leads JMU with 5.8 rebounds. As a team, James Madison is scoring 64.8 points on 40.6% from the field, 32.1% from 3-point range and 70.9% from the foul line.
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The George Mason look to build on their 2-game win streak, their most recent victory coming in the form of a 77-66 victory over Bradley. GMU’s leading scorer Marquise Moore made just 4 of 12 from the floor but contributed 9 of 15 from the charity stripe and 15 rebounds for his 4th double-double already this season. However it was second-leading scorer Otis Livingston II that led the way for the Patriots, making 8 of 13 with a pair of 3s and some free throws for a game-high total of 22 points. Justin Kier fell 2 points shy of joining Moore with a double as he logged 10 rebounds to go along with his 8 points on the night. The aforementioned Marquise Moore leads George Mason with 17.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this season, while Livingston is the team’s leading passer, averaging 3.5 assists per game this season. As a team, George Mason is putting up 73.2 points per game on 45.7% from the field, however they are making just 24.5% f their 3-point opportunities, the 5th-worst mark in D-I. They are also making 67.7% of their free throw opportunitites this season.
James Madison is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. the A-10 and 18-7 ATS in their last 25 road games while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 Saturday games. George Mason is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. the CAA and 15-37 ATS in their last 52 games following a win while the over is 17-5 in their last 22 games overall. George Mason is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings between these two teams.
Although George Mason looks like a two-man show at times when they play, at least they know how to win games. James Madison just looks lost right now, and going up against a Patriots team that has owned them against the number in recent years won’t help.
Take George Mason and the low line.