The George Mason Patriots (2-1) will be at home in EagleBank Arena when they challenge the CSUN Matadors (1-1). George Mason opened as a 12-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 149 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
CSUN Matadors at George Mason Patriots Odds Preview
The last time the Matadors played, they lost to the Fresno State Bulldogs, 89-73. With 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting, Terrell Gomez was CSUNs high scorer. Fresno State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.714 vs. 0.537). CSUN, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (15-17; 88.2 percent).
The Patriots come in on a high note after topping the Binghamton Bearcats in their last contest, 69-57. With 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting, Otis Livingston II was the games high scorer. George Mason dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 40.6 and a turnover percentage of 17.2. For those same stats, Binghamton was 30.3 and 21.7, respectively.
The aggressive George Mason offense could be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this contest. The Patriots rank 50th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.286, while CSUN ranks 310th in FTA rate allowed (0.291) since the 2016-17 season.
The Matadors are 12-20 straight up (SU) and 10-18 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Since last season, games including CSUN have had a tendency to finish over the projected point total (57.1 percent).
On the other hand, the Patriots, are 22-14 SU and 17-13-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when George Mason has been involved over that same period as 61.3 percent of their games have gone over the O/U total.
CSUN Matadors at George Mason Patriots Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – George Mason, ATS Winner – George Mason, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Matadors rank 149th in assists per game (13.7) while the Patriots rank 267th (11.7).
- CSUN ranks 165th in blocks allowed per game (3.5) while George Mason ranks 234th (4.1).
- CSUN ranks 26th in three pointers allowed per game (18.0) while George Mason ranks 236th (22.6).
- The Patriots average 39.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 18th in the NCAA. The Matadors rank 202nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.2)
CSUN ranks 99th in steals per game (6.8) while George Mason ranks 237th (5.2).