James Madison vs. George Mason - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (3-3) at James Madison Dukes (2-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (JMU Center)
The Line: James Madison Dukes +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at JMU Convocation Center on Wednesday evening, we’ve got college basketball action coming between the George Mason Patriots and the James Madison Dukes.
George Mason comes into this game with a 3-3 record so far. The Patriots have beaten Lafayette, Binghamton and CSU Northridge while falling to Louisville, Louisiana Tech and Fresno State so far. In that Fresno State game, George Mason’s Otis Livingston and Ian Boyd each scored 18.
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On the season for the Patriots, Goanar Mar leads the way with 15.2 PPG and 5.8 RPG, and Livingston is averaging 14.8 PPG with 4.3 APG. Also in double-figures for George Mason are Jaire Grayer (13.0 PPG; 7.8 RPG) and Boyd (10.7 PPG; 6.3 RPG).
As for James Madison, they’re currently 2-5 so far. After a four-game losing streak, the Dukes took a 2OT win over Appalachian State, then followed that up with a loss to Radford. In that game, James Madison guard Joey McLean scored 19 points.
So far this year, Stuckey Mosley is leading the Dukes in scoring with 17.6 PPG and 4.3 RPG. Also in double-figures for James Madison are McLean (16.1 PPG) and Matt Lewis (10.1 PPG; 3.7 RPG).
The Patriots are 8-18 ATS in the last 26 Wednesday games and 18-41-2 ATS in their last 61 games following an ATS win. George Mason is also 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Meanwhile, the Dukes are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven versus the Atlantic 10 and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games. James Madison is also 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven Wednesday games.
Though they’re not an especially deep team, George Mason does have some scorers, despite the fact that they’ve yet to score more than 73 in a non-overtime game. JMU can put up the points, too, but they’re also allowing a lot of scoring. All things considered, I like George Mason to get a win and cover here.