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George Mason vs. Massachusetts - 2/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Massachusetts at George Mason
Date & Time Wednesday February 13, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
EagleBank Arena
Fairfax, Virginia
The Line
The Line: George Mason -6 -- Over/Under: 139.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Massachusetts Minutemen and George Mason Patriots meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the EagleBank Arena.

The Massachusetts Minutemen could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 70.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Luwane Pipkins is averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 assists while Carl Pierre is averaging 10.7 points and 1.9 rebounds. Jonathan Laurent is dishing 1.5 assists and Rashaan Holloway is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Massachusetts Minutemen have lost their last seven road games.

The George Mason Patriots look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The George Mason Patriots are averaging 71.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Justin Kier is averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds while Otis Livingston II is averaging 13.6 points and 2.3 rebounds. Jarred Reuter is dishing 1.5 assists and Javon Greene is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The George Mason Patriots are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The George Mason Patriots are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The George Mason Patriots have won six of their last seven home games.

The Minutemen are 14-36-1 ATS in their last 51 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Minutemen are 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 54-25 in Patriots last 79 vs. Atlantic 10. The under is 9-2 in Minutemen last 11 overall. The under is 5-0 in Minutemen last 5 road games.

George Mason just beat Massachusetts on the road last month, holding the Minutemen to 36.4 percent shooting. A lack of offense has been an issue for the Massachusetts Minutemen all year, and it's even worse on the road where they're shooting just 40.5 percent from the field and losing by an average of 7.1 points. The George Mason Patriots are winning at home by an average of 6.1 points and head into this contest shooting a healthy percentage from the field. UMass has been great at covering numbers in the underdog role this season, but I need more points to consider this team on the road.

Pick:
George Mason -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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