VMI Keydets (5-3) at George Mason Patriots (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm (EagleBank Arena)
The Line: George Mason Patriots -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The VMI Keydets and George Mason Patriots meet Monday in college basketball action at the EagleBank Arena.
The VMI Keydets look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The VMI Keydets are averaging 82.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Greg Parham is averaging 15.1 points and 2.8 rebounds while Kamdyn Curfman is averaging 13.1 points and 1.9 assists. Myles Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Stephens is dishing 3.1 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The George Mason Patriots look for a win to build on their 2-1 record. The George Mason Patriots are averaging 72.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jordan Miller is averaging 20 points and seven rebounds while Javon Greene is averaging 13.7 points and five rebounds. Josh Oduro is the third double-digit scorer and Xavier Johnson is grabbing two rebounds. The George Mason Patriots are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The George Mason Patriots are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Keydets are 4-17 ATS in their last 21 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Patriots are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The under is 9-4 in Patriots last 13 home games.
The George Mason Patriots are probably the more talented team here, but they've played only three games and they haven't had a lot of covering success dating back to last season. The VMI Keydets have given us a much larger sample size and have been rather solid at both ends of the floor, which includes taking Virginia Tech down to the wire. VMI has also covered five of its last seven games. Give me the points.