Sunday, February 21, 2016
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The George Mason Patriots travel to Mullins Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Massachusetts as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Patriots come into this game with an overall record of 9-17 and a road record of 2-8. They are 10-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-9. The Minutemen have an overall record of 11-14 and a home record of 7-6. They have an over/under record of 9-10 and they are 7-11 against the spread.
Marquise Moore comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Patriots. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Otis Livingston II averages 11.4 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for George Mason. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Trey Davis averages 19.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Minutemen. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Donte Clark averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
George Mason averages 66.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 301st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 312th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 337th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 336th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 130th with 12.4 per game. The Patriots allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 118th and 242nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 120th place in the country. They force 7.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 351st in the Division 1.
UMass averages 75.5 points per game this year which ranks them 109th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 207th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 218th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 160th and 90th respectively. In the turnover department the Minutemen rank 194th with 13 per game. The Minutemen allow 77.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 287th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 175th and 64th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 294th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the nation. The Minutemen force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in college basketball.
The Patriots average 65.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Patriots have an offensive rating of 97.7 and they assist on 43.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. George Mason turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 4.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Patriots give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Minutemen score 77.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1 points per game. The Minutemen have a rating on offense of 102.3 and 55.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UMass turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.6%. The Minutemen give up 76.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 10-13 against the spread
The George Mason Patriots are 13-9 against the over/under
UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 7-11 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 9-10 against the over/under
George Mason Patriots Injuries
12/17/15 G Patrick Holloway Personal has left team
02/20/16 G Marquise Moore Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Massachusetts
UMass Minutemen Injuries
02/20/16 G C.J. Anderson Foot "?" Sunday vs. George Mason
02/20/16 F Seth Berger Concussion probable Sunday vs. George Mason
02/20/16 F Zach Coleman Knee "?" Sunday vs. George Mason
01/21/16 F Malik Hines Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take George Mason
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