Check out our free Saint Joseph’s 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.

Saint Joseph’s vs George Mason Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds

Hawks vs Patriots Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Saint Joseph’s Hawks at George Mason Patriots
  • Where: Fairfax at EagleBank Arena
  • Date: Sunday, January 29th
  • Betting Odds: Saint Joseph’s +7, STJOE +245 | GMSN -314 O/U 139.0

Hawks Preview:

Saint Joseph’s will take the floor against the Patriots with an overall record of 9-11. So far, the Hawks have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, Saint Joseph’s has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hawks being +7 point underdogs.

Saint Joseph’s’ leading scorer this season is Erik Reynolds Jr., who is averaging 17.6 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 22.64% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.25 rebounds per game and 2.95 assists. Cameron Brown is the second leading scorer for the Hawks, averaging 14.3 points per game. Between him and Brown, they are accounting for 41.0% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Joseph’s this season, as they are currently ranked 310th in college basketball at 67.6 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 Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 280th in the NCAA.

Patriots Preview:

The George Mason Patriots head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 12-9. Currently, the Patriots have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 11-3. The Patriots’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, George Mason has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3.

Josh Oduro comes into today’s game as the Patriots’ leading scorer at 15.1 points per contest. Not only has Oduro been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is George Mason’s top rebounder at 7.81 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 12.24 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.2% of his shots and is adding 3.43 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: Saint Joseph’s Hawks +7

Heading into this matchup between the George Mason Patriots and Saint Joseph’s Hawks we have a strong lean on taking the points with Saint Joseph’s at +7. 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 Saint Joseph’s 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 Saint Joseph’s Hawks at +7. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.