La Salle Explorers (5-6) at George Mason Patriots (5-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (EagleBank Arena)
The Line: George Mason Patriots -4.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The La Salle Explorers and the George Mason Patriots meet in college basketball action from EagleBank Arena on Wednesday night.
The La Salle Explorers will look to bounce back after an 83-67 loss to UMass in their last outing. Jack Clark leads the Explorers in scoring and rebounding with 9.6 PPG to go along with a team-high 5.5 RPG while David Beatty has 9.3 PPG and Sherif Kenney has 8.9 PPG. Anwar Gill has 8.1 PPG with 4.3 RPG and Jhamir Brickus has 7.6 PPG with 3.8 APG this season. As a team, La Salle is averaging 67.6 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field, 38.8% from 3-point range and 64.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.9 PPG on 41.7% shooting from the field and 28.5% from 3-point range this season.
The George Mason Patriots will look to bounce back after ending up with a 77-57 loss to Richmond last time out. Jordan Miller leads the Patriots in scoring with 15.1 PPG to go along with 5.4 RPG while Tyler Kolek has 11.3 PPG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for George Mason heading into Wednesday’s matchup with La Salle. Javon Greene has 9.7 PPG while Josh Oduro leads the Patriots in rebounding with 5.8 RPG to go along with his 9.4 PPG. AJ Wilson has 9.3 PPG while Xavier Johnson leads the Patriots in assists with 2.7 APG this season. As a team, George Mason is averaging 69.6 PPG on 43% shooting from the field, 31.8% from 3-point range and 62% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72 PPG on 43.9% shooting from the field and 38% from 3-point range this season.
La Salle is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. George Mason is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a double-digit home loss while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game and while I think you could make a case for George Mason being favored at home, I just think this is a case of laying too many points when George Mason hasn’t been all that convincing on home soil this season, going just 2-3 SU. I think we’re getting some decent value with the Explorers in this one so I’ll take La Salle and the points in this one.