George Mason Patriots vs. George Washington Colonials Betting Prediction 01/15/20

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the George Mason Patriots (12-4, 1-2 A10) head to George Washington to play the Colonials (6-10, 0-3 A10). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

George Mason Patriots at George Washington Colonials Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Colonials lost to the Duquesne Dukes, 66-61, while the Patriots were victorious over the La Salle Explorers, 76-63.

George Mason dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.346 (above their season average of 0.228) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.558 (above their season average of 0.473). For those same stats, La Salle had marks of 0.217 and 0.417, respectively. George Washington, on the other hand, forced Duquesne into a turnover percentage of 22.6 (above their season average of 16.4). Jamison Battle was a key piece for George Washington with 20 points and 10 rebounds. AJ Wilson had a good outing for George Mason, recording 16 points and eight rebounds.

The Patriots dominated this series last year, winning all three games. In the most recent game, George Mason won 61-57. George Mason’s 0.250 free throw rate was their biggest strength over George Washington, who had a mark of 0.100. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams face off. George Washington currently ranks 312th in possessions per game (66.6) and George Mason is 294th (67.1).

George Mason Patriots vs. George Washington Colonials Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – George Washington, ATS Winner – George Washington, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • George Washington ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (15.4) while George Mason ranks 192nd (23.3).
  • The Colonials rank 39th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Patriots rank 120th (12.5).
  • The Patriots average 5.5 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. The Colonials rank 132nd in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
  • George Mason averages 37.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 83rd in the nation. George Washington ranks 174th in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Colonials’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.4, up from 2.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Patriots have scored an average of 61.2 points per game (6.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (2.0 above their season average).