St. Bonaventure vs. George Mason - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Bonaventure vs. George Mason - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

George Mason Patriots (17-15) at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (19-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 135

TV: NBCSN

The George Mason Patriots and St. Bonaventure Bonnies meet Thursday in the college basketball A10 Tournament at the Barclays Center.

The George Mason Patriots look for another win after beating Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday. The George Mason Patriots are averaging 66.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Javon Greene is averaging 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Jordan Miller is averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. AJ Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Hartwell II is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The George Mason Patriots are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The George Mason Patriots are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The George Mason Patriots have split their last six non-home games.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies enter this tournament losing four of their last six games. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are averaging 69.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Kyle Lofton is averaging 14.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while Jaren English is averaging 11.9 points and 2.2 assists. Dominick Welch is the third double-digit scorer and Osun Osunniyi is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have split their last six non-home games.

The favorite is 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies may have limped into this tournament, but they won both meetings this season rather easily and should love their chances here given the rest advantage. The George Mason Patriots have had issues shooting the basketball for much of this season, and their lack of outside shooting against the Saint Joseph’s Hawks yesterday doesn't provide much confidence heading into this contest. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are also a profitable 12-7-1 against the spread this season as a favorite. I'll lay the bucket with the Bonnies. 

Randy’s Pick St. Bonaventure Bonnies -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.