Saint Joseph's vs. George Mason - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Mason Patriots (12-15) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (12-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Hagan Arena)
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: A10 NETWORK
Out at Hagan Arena on Wednesday, the George Mason Patriots and the Saint Joseph’s Hawks will be meeting up in college basketball action.
George Mason enters this game with a 12-15 record overall. The Patriots had won three games of four, but dropped their last one versus La Salle on Saturday. In that one, George Mason guard Justin Kier put up 19 points.
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Otis Livingston is the leading scorer for George Mason this season on 17.0 PPG and 4.6 APG and 12.8 PPG and 7.3 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Patriots are Kier (11.3 PPG) and Goanar Mar (10.0 PPG).
Over on the Saint Joseph’s side, they’re currently 12-14 on the year. The Hawks have won their last three straight games, beating Duquesne on Saturday. In that game, Saint Joseph’s guard Shavar Newkirk logged 26 points.
Newkirk is the top scorer for Saint Joseph’s this season on 17.5 PPG, and James Demery is second with 17.2 PPG and 5.5 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Hawks is Taylor Funk, who has 12.2 PPG and 4.2 RPG.
George Mason is 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last five overall. The Patriots are also 5-0 ATS in their last five versus the Atlantic 10 and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
Meanwhile, the Hawks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Saint Joseph’s is also 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine versus the Atlantic 10 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Wednesday games.
The Patriots have held their opponents to fewer than 70 points in each of their last four games, but have only gone 2-2 in that time. The last time these two teams met was on January 10, and George Mason took an 81-79 victory in that one. I think Saint Joseph’s can do a little better here though, so I’ll take the Hawks.