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George Mason vs. Richmond - 2/27/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Richmond at George Mason
Date & Time Wednesday February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
EagleBank Arena
Fairfax, Virginia
The Line
The Line: George Mason -6 -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Richmond at George Mason
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The Richmond Spiders and George Mason Patriots meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the EagleBank Arena.

The Richmond Spiders look for a victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Richmond Spiders are averaging 71 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Grant Golden is averaging 17.7 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jacob Gilyard is averaging 16.7 points and 5.1 assists. Nathan Cayo is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Sherod is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Richmond Spiders are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.4 rebounds per game. The Richmond Spiders have split their last six road games.

The George Mason Patriots look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The George Mason Patriots are averaging 71.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Justin Kier is averaging 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Otis Livingston II is averaging 13.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. Javon Greene is the third double-digit scorer and Jarred Reuter is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The George Mason Patriots are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The George Mason Patriots are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The George Mason Patriots have won five of their last seven home games.

The Spiders are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Patriots are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic 10 and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spiders are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in George Mason and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Patriots last 6 overall. The over is 37-15-1 in Spiders last 53 overall.

The Richmond Spiders beat George Mason by 14 points earlier this month, a game in which they shot 56.6 percent from the field and forced 19 turnovers. Richmond enters this game shooting 55.6 percent from the field in its last five games while winning by an average of 6.2 points. The George Mason Patriots are 5-9 ATS this season as a favorite and just 5-10 ATS at home. George Mason is also having issues on the defensive end, allowing 50.9 percent shooting from the field and 43.3 percent shooting from deep in its last five games. There's enough reasons here to take the points with Richmond.

Pick:
Richmond +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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