George Mason vs Richmond Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23
Richmond Spiders (15-17) vs. George Mason Patriots (19-12)
March 8, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: George Mason Patriots -2 / Richmond Spiders +2; Over/Under: +133
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The Richmond Spiders and George Mason Patriots meet Wednesday in the college basketball Atlantic 10 Tournament Second Round at the Barclays Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Richmond Spiders are averaging 69.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Tyler Burton is averaging 18.6 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Neal Quinn is averaging 9.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Matt Grace is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Jason Nelson is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Richmond Spiders are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
The George Mason Patriots are averaging 69.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Josh Oduro is averaging 15.6 points and 8 rebounds, while Victor Bailey Jr. is averaging 11.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Ronald Polite III is the third double-digit scorer and DeVon Cooper is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The George Mason Patriots are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The George Mason Patriots are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Spiders are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Patriots are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Spiders last 7 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Patriots last 5 overall. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The George Mason Patriots won both meetings this season against Richmond, which includes a road victory a couple of days ago. George Mason is simply the better team, no matter how you slice it, and it wins in the favorite role by an average of 5.3 points. Richmond loses as underdogs by an average of 5 points. Only laying a bucket. Give me George Mason.