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St. Bonaventure vs. George Mason - 2/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
George Mason at St. Bonaventure
Date & Time Sunday February 17, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Reilly Center
St. Bonaventure, NY
The Line
St. Bonaventure Bonnies -1.5 -- Over/Under:132.5
TV Channel
STADIUM
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NCAA BB | George Mason at St. Bonaventure
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The George Mason Patriots and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies meet in A-10 college basketball action from the Reilly Center on Sunday afternoon.

The George Mason Patriots will look to build on back-to-back wins after an 80-75 overtime win over UMass last time out. Otis Livingston II led the Patriots with 21 points with an 11 of 12 mark from the foul line, a team-high 5 assists and 3 steals. Javon Greene came 2nd with 17 points and Justin Kier chipped in 14 points with Jarred Reuter and Jordan Miller each had 10 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for George Mason in the win. Reuter added a team-high 7 rebounds while Miller chipped in 6 boards. AJ Wilson had 5 points and 3 blocks as well in the victory. Kier leads George Mason with an average of 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while Livingston II leads the Patriots in assists with 4.2 assists per game this season. As a team, George Mason is averaging 71.9 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 73% from the foul line this season.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games following a 76-51 road win over Saint Joseph’s in their last outing. Courtney Stockard led the Bonnies with 19 points along with 8 rebounds while LaDarien Griffin chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double. Dominick Welch added 10 points with 8 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for the Bonnies in the victory. Kyle Lofton scored 8 points on just 3 of 11 shooting but still leads St. Bonaventure with an average of 14.2 points and 3.6 assists per game while Osun Osunniyi leads the Bonnies in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, St. Bonaventure is averaging 66.8 points per game on 42.3% shooting from the field, 31% from behind the 3-point line and 74.6% from the foul line this season.

George Mason is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games while the over is 55-25 in their last 80 conference games. St. Bonaventure is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games while the under is 15-7-1 in their last 23 games overall. The favorite is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

The favorite has had all of the recent success in this matchup, so the first thought would be to lay the point with St. Bonaventure at home. However, the Bonnies have had issues covering when they’ve had to take a step up in competition, and George Mason is no stranger to going on the road and getting the job done. Even on the road, I think the wrong team is favored here, so I’ll take George Mason and the points.

Pick:
George Mason +1.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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