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George Mason vs. UMass - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UMass Minutemen (13-19) at George Mason Patriots (15-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, March , 2018 at 2:30 pm (Capitol One Arena)

The Line: George Mason Patriots -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Atlantic Ten college basketball quarterfinals brings us a quarterfinal matchup between the George Mason Patriots and the Massachusetts Minutemen.

The Massachusetts Minutemen squeezed by the La Salle Explorers on Wednesday to advance to the A-10 quarterfinals. Massachusetts held a 41.2%-36.8% advantage in marksmanship along with a decisive 10-23 effort from beyond the arc.

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George Mason vs. UMass - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minutemen leaned on the offense of CJ Anderson and he responded with and seven boards on 6-10 including 4-7 from deep while Luwane Pipkins scored 15 points on 5-12 with a 4-7 effort on threes. Malik Hines gave UMass 14 points and five pulls while Carl Pierre added eleven points and six pulls on 4-8.

The George Mason Patriots received a first round in to the quarterfinals thanks to their 7th place finish. George Mason was outscored 75.9-72.3 overall and generally did perform better then those numbers or the team would have finished lower in the standings.

The Patriots were a deep team eight players seeing at least 12 minutes with four scoring in double figures. Otis Livingston was the top gun for George Mason with 17.5 points followed by Jaire Grayer added 12.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Justin Kier gave the Patriots 11.2 points and Goanar Mar averaged 10.8 points with the duo combining for 9.2 rebounds. 

Over is 11-1 in UMass last 12 overall and over is 11-1 in UMass last 12 vs. Atlantic 10 and under is 7-1 in UMass last 8 Thursday games. Over is 8-2 in George Mason last 10 neutral site games and George Mason are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall and George Mason are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic 10. 

George Mason is better based on their position in the conference but I think the Minutemen can hang tough and I’d take them with a few baskets..

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