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George Mason vs Rhode Island Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Patriots vs Rams Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: George Mason Patriots at Rhode Island Rams
- Where: Kingston at Ryan Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: George Mason -1.5, GMSN -127 | RI +104 O/U 135.0
George Mason will take the floor against the Rams with an overall record of 11-8. On the road, the Patriots will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 0-5. So far, the Patriots have been favored 12 times, going 9-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have George Mason as -1.5 point favorites.
Josh Oduro comes into today’s game as the Patriots’ leading scorer at 14.42 points per contest. Not only has Oduro been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is George Mason’s top rebounder at 7.79 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 12.42 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.1% of his shots and is adding 3.63 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%.
Rhode Island will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs George Mason in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far this season, Rhode Island has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-6. For the season, Rhode Island has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 1-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rams being +1.5 point underdogs.
Rhode Island will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ishmael Leggett who is averaging 15.94 points per game for the Rams. Leggett 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 Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Brayon Freeman who has hit 35.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.65 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Rhode Island this season, as they are currently ranked 325th in college basketball at 67.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Rams’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 277th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: George Mason Patriots -1.5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Rhode Island Rams and George Mason Patriots is to get money down on the George Mason to win an cover as -1.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 9.33 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the George Mason Patriots at -1.5.