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George Washington vs George Mason Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Colonials vs Patriots Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: George Washington Colonials at George Mason Patriots
  • Where: Fairfax at EagleBank Arena
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: George Washington +7.5, GEOWS +266 | GMSN -346 O/U 145.5

Colonials Preview:

George Washington heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-9. So far, the Colonials have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 1-5. For the season, George Washington has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 2-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Colonials being +7.5 point underdogs.

George Washington will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer James Bishop who is averaging 21.82 points per game for the Colonials. Bishop 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 Colonials’ offensive game plan is the play of Brendan Adams who has hit 47.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.35 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for George Washington this season, as they are currently ranked 293rd in college basketball at 68.4 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 Colonials’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.7%, placing them 274th in the NCAA.

Patriots Preview:

George Mason heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-7. So far this season, George Mason has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Patriots as the -7.5 point favorites. The Patriots have been favored 11 times, going 9-2 straight up.

Josh Oduro comes into today’s game as the Patriots’ leading scorer at 14.28 points per contest. Not only has Oduro been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is George Mason’s top rebounder at 7.72 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 12.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.0% of his shots and is adding 3.78 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: George Washington Colonials +7.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have George Mason as the favorites with a line coming in at -7.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the George Washington Colonials to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with George Mason at 9.33 made 3’s per game compared to George Washington at 7.13. Look for George Washington to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Patriots.


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