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Davidson vs George Mason Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Wildcats vs Patriots Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Davidson Wildcats at George Mason Patriots
  • Where: Fairfax at EagleBank Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Davidson +4.5, DAVID +161 | GMSN -200 O/U 135.5

Wildcats Preview:

Davidson heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-8. On the road, the Wildcats will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 2-4. So far, the Wildcats have been the underdog 5 times, going 1-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.

Davidson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Foster Loyer who is averaging 16.06 points per game for the Wildcats. Loyer is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wildcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Sam Mennenga who has hit 51.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.65 points per game.

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Through 17 games, Davidson has been playing well on offense, averaging 75.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Wildcats’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.6% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.82 made 3’s per contest.

Patriots Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Davidson, the George Mason Patriots will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 10-7. Currently, the Patriots have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 10-2. The Patriots’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, George Mason has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 8-2.

Josh Oduro comes into today’s game as the Patriots’ leading scorer at 13.82 points per contest. Not only has Oduro been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is George Mason’s top rebounder at 7.65 boards per contest. Behind Oduro, the team has benefited from the strong play of Victor Bailey Jr., who is second on the team in scoring at 13.06 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.6% of his shots and is adding 3.94 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, George Mason will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Patriots are ranked 216th at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 427th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, George Mason is close to the NCAA average at 35.7%.

Free Spread Prediction: Davidson Wildcats +4.5

Heading into this matchup between the George Mason Patriots and Davidson Wildcats we have a strong lean on taking the points with Davidson at +4.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Davidson to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Davidson Wildcats at +4.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

 


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