St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. George Mason Patriots ATS Prediction 01/08/20

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (9-5, 1-0 A10) travel to George Mason to play the Patriots (11-3, 0-1 A10). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. George Mason Patriots ATS Odds

In their last game, the Patriots fell to the VCU Rams, 72-59, while the Bonnies were victorious over the George Washington Colonials, 71-66.

St. Bonaventure dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.280 (above their season average of 0.193) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.570 (above their season average of 0.489). For those same stats, George Washington was 0.200 and 0.500, respectively. George Mason, on the other hand, forced VCU into a turnover percentage of 22.8 (above their season average of 16.3). Javon Greene put together a solid performance for George Mason with 13 points. St. Bonaventure rallied around Osun Osunniyi, who put up 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.

The Bonnies held the advantage in this series last year, taking two out of three games. In the last contest, St. Bonaventure won 68-57. Making free throws was one of St. Bonaventure’s largest advantages. They were 14-17 (82.4 percent), while the Patriots were just 7-14 (50.0 percent). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams battle. George Mason ranks 300th in possessions per game (67.1) and St. Bonaventure is 319th (66.3).

St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. George Mason Patriots Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – St. Bonaventure, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • St. Bonaventure ranks 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while George Mason ranks 93rd (3.3).
  • The Bonnies rank 193rd in three pointers attempted per game (20.4) while the Patriots rank 196th in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
  • The Patriots rank 60th in rebounds per game (39.0) while the Bonnies rank 99th in rebounds allowed per game (34.0).
  • George Mason allows the 27th-fewest steals per game (5.2) while St. Bonaventure ranks 39th (5.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bonnies have scored an average of 75.6 points per game (6.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.0 points per game (3.1 above their season average).
  • The Patriots have been outscored by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games. For the season, George Mason has defeated opponents by an average of 3.2 points.