Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The VCU Rams travel to Patriot Center to play the George Mason Patriots on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has VCU as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 20-7 and a road record of 6-2. They are 16-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Patriots have an overall record of 9-18 and a home record of 5-8. They have an over/under record of 13-10 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
Melvin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. JeQuan Lewis averages 11.2 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Marquise Moore averages 11.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Patriots. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Otis Livingston II averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
VCU averages 78.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 45th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 30th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 126th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 92nd with 11.8 per game. The Rams allow 67 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 181st and 219th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the Division 1.
George Mason averages 66 points per game this year which ranks them 304th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 312th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 341st in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 336th respectively. In the turnover department the Patriots rank 138th with 12.4 per game. The Patriots allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 168th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 230th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 116th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 138th place in the nation. The Patriots force 7.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 351st in college basketball.
The Rams average 74.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20.7 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 110.9 and they assist on 53.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. VCU turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 13.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Rams give up 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Patriots score 66.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.4 points per game. The Patriots have a rating on offense of 97.5 and 43.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. 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 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 4.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Patriots give up 70.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 16-6 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 10-11 against the over/under
George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 10-13 against the spread
The George Mason Patriots are 13-10 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
George Mason Patriots Injuries
12/17/15 G Patrick Holloway Personal has left team
02/23/16 G Marquise Moore Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Va Commonwealth
Guy's Pick: Take VCU
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