Massachusetts Minutemen vs. George Mason Patriots ATS Prediction 01/22/20

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The George Mason Patriots (12-6, 1-4 A10) welcome the Massachusetts Minutemen (7-11, 1-4 A10) to EagleBank Arena. The Minutemen will try to end an eight-game road losing streak. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Massachusetts Minutemen at George Mason Patriots ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Patriots were beaten by the Richmond Spiders, 97-87, while the Minutemen lost big to the George Washington Colonials, 75-51.

Massachusetts had a better turnover percentage (15.5 vs. 18.5) while George Mason held Richmond to an offensive rebounding percentage of 9.1 (below their season average of 22.1). Javon Greene had a solid game for George Mason with 39 points and five steals. Carl Pierre, meanwhile had a good outing for Massachusetts, contributing 11 points and five rebounds.

The Patriots dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, George Mason won 80-75. Getting to the charity stripe was one of George Mason’s biggest advantages. They made 36 trips to the line, while Massachusetts went just 16 times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

George Mason appears to have an edge on the offensive glass in this meeting. The Patriots rank 82nd in offensive rebounding percentage (31.7 percent), while Massachusetts ranks 320th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.7 percent).

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. George Mason Patriots Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – George Mason, ATS Winner – Massachusetts, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • George Mason ranks 98th in rebounds per game (37.2) while Massachusetts ranks 256th (32.4).
  • The Patriots average 6.6 steals per game, which ranks 111th in the country. The Minutemen rank 181st in steals allowed per game (7.7).
  • George Mason averages 11.4 assists per game, which ranks 207th in the NCAA. Massachusetts ranks 218th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • The Minutemen rank 26th in three pointers allowed per game (18.1) while the Patriots rank 163rd (22.4).
  • Massachusetts ranks 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while George Mason ranks 110th (3.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Minutemen’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 12.0, up from 3.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Patriots have scored an average of 67.6 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (5.8 above their season average).