Check out our free Rhode Island vs George Mason pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fairfax. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Rhode Island vs George Mason Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Rams vs Patriots Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Rhode Island Rams at George Mason Patriots
- Where: Fairfax at EagleBank Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Rhode Island +5.5, RI +192 | GMSN -239 O/U 134.5
The Rhode Island Rams head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 8-15. On the road, the Rams will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 0-8. So far, the Rams have been the underdog 14 times, going 2-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Rhode Island will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ishmael Leggett who is averaging 16.17 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 37.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.45 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Rhode Island, the George Mason Patriots will be taking the floor for the 26th time this season and have an overall record of 13-12. Currently, the Patriots have been the home team 16 times, sitting with a record of 12-4. The Patriots’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, George Mason has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 11-5.
Josh Oduro comes into today’s game as the Patriots’ leading scorer at 14.88 points per contest. Not only has Oduro been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is George Mason’s top rebounder at 8.24 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of Victor Bailey Jr., as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Patriots’ will be without their 2nd leading scorer at Victor Bailey Jr. points 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 Mason Patriots -5.5
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 -5.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home 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 -5.5.