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George Mason vs. Saint Louis - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Saint Louis Billikens (8-9) at George Mason Patriots (8-9)
Date & Time Saturday January 13, 2018, 2:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: George Mason Patriots +1 -- Over/Under: 126
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NCAA BB | Saint Louis Billikens (8-9) at George Mason Patriots (8-9)
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The Saint Louis Billikens visit the George Mason Patriots in Saturday afternoon college basketball.

Even though the Saint Louis Billikens are off to a 1-3 start in the Atlantic Ten but the team is showing signs of improvement. Saint Louis is coming in off of a 72-65 defeat to the Rhode Island Rams as a 7.5 point home dog on Tuesday. Rhode Island held a 46.3%-41.7% edge in marksmanship which was the biggest difference in the game.

The Billikens leaned on the scoring of Davell Roby who pumped in 19 points with four yanks and three assists on 4-12 and 11-12 at the line. St. Louis received 13 points and four pulls from DJ Foreman on 4-6 shooting with Jalen Johnson tossing in ten points and snagging seven rebounds on 3-7 from the field. 

We probably won’t know what we have in the George Mason Patriots until their conference schedule is more mature but we do know is there needs to be more scoring and better defense. George Mason stepped it up offensively in an 81-79 win versus the St. Joseph’s Hawks as a four point home dog behind a 50.8%-43.3% shooting edge. 

Otis Livingston II carried the Patriots attack with a contest high 25 points with five pulls on 10-13 from the floor followed by a 15 point, six board effort from Ian Boyd. Jaire Grayer added 13 points and six pulls on 5-10 shooting while Jutin Kier scored 12 points and hauled in ten rebounds.

St. Louis are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 vs. Atlantic 10 and St. Louis are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and St. Louis are 11-29 ATS in their last 40 Saturday games. George Mason are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and over is 37-15 in George Mason last 52 vs. Atlantic 10 and over is 39-19 in George Mason last 58 home games. 

Trying to pick a winner is nothing more then a coin flip so perhaps something on the over…

Pick:
over 126

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