Navy Midshipmen at George Mason Patriots ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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The George Mason Patriots (5-6) will be at home in EagleBank Arena when they go head-to-head with the Navy Midshipmen (3-6). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Navy Midshipmen at George Mason Patriots Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last outing. The Patriots lost a close one to the Penn Quakers, 72-71, while the Midshipmen lost big to the Old Dominion Monarchs, 67-44.

Navy had a better offensive rebounding percentage (26.7 vs. 31.0) while George Mason did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (13-16; 81.3 percent). Justin Kier played well for George Mason with 12 points and eight rebounds. Navy, meanwhile, was lifted by John Carter Jr., who contributed eight points and 10 rebounds.

The physical Navy offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this matchup. The Midshipmen rank 54th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.265, while George Mason ranks 284th in FTA rate allowed (0.224) since the 2017-18 season.

Navy Midshipmen vs. George Mason Patriots Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – George Mason, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • George Mason ranks 17th in assists allowed per game (13.0) while Navy ranks 208th (13.2).
  • The Patriots average 6.2 steals per game, which ranks 100th in the country. The Midshipmen rank 141st in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • The Patriots rank 13th in three pointers allowed per game (22.3) while the Midshipmen rank 199th (22.0).
  • George Mason averages 3.2 blocks per game, which ranks 60th in the nation. Navy ranks 142nd in blocks allowed per game (3.9).