Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Patriot Center to play the George Mason Patriots on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has George Mason as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 135.
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The Billikens come into this game with an overall record of 8-16 and a road record of 2-6. They are 5-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-13. The Patriots have an overall record of 9-16 and a home record of 5-7. They have an over/under record of 12-9 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
Ash Yacoubou comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Billikens. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 53%. Mike Crawford averages 10 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Saint Louis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Marquise Moore averages 12.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Patriots. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Otis Livingston II averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Saint Louis averages 64.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 318th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 284th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 320th in the country. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 301st and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 13.8 per game. The Billikens allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 199th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 239th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in the Division 1.
George Mason averages 65.7 points per game this year which ranks them 306th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 306th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 333rd in the nation. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 334th respectively. In the turnover department the Patriots rank 133rd with 12.4 per game. The Patriots allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 223rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 113th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the nation. The Patriots force 7 turnovers per game which ranks them 351st in college basketball.
The Billikens average 59.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 55.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -15.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -16.7 per contest. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 93.5 and they assist on 62.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Saint Louis turns the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 21.9%. The Billikens give up 75.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Patriots score 66.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.5 points per game. The Patriots have a rating on offense of 97.6 and 43.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. George Mason turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 4.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.3%. The Patriots give up 69.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-15 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-13 against the over/under
George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 10-12 against the spread
The George Mason Patriots are 12-9 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
01/20/16 C Austin Gillmann Foot out indefinitely
George Mason Patriots Injuries
12/17/15 G Patrick Holloway Personal has left team
02/16/16 G Marquise Moore Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Saint Louis
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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