George Mason at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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The George Mason Patriots travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
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George Mason comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 19-12. They had a point differential of 2.9 as they averaged 74.6 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. Louisville had an overall record of 24-7 last season. They averaged 77.5 points per game and surrendered 65.8, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots were 15-13 against the spread last season
The George Mason Patriots were 18-8 against the over/under last year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals were 17-12 against the spread last season
The Louisville Cardinals were 13-16 against the over/under last year
Key George Mason Patriots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/07/17 G Jo Griffin Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. George Mason
11/07/17 G Ryan McMahon Ribs is "?" Sunday vs. George Mason
Marquise Moore averaged 16.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 10.9 rebounds per game and dished out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 41% while his free throw percentage finished at 70%. Otis Livingston II averaged 14.3 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 41% for the year while his free throw percentage was 92%.
Donovan Mitchell averaged 15.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.9 rebounds per game and had 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was at 81%. Quentin Snider averaged 12.4 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 39% and his free throw percentage was 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
George Mason averaged 74.6 points per contest last season, which ranked them 145th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 2.9 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 129th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 244th in the country. They averaged 40.5 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranked them 6th and 289th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 191st with 13.0 per game. The Patriots allowed 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 166th in Division 1. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 101st and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 32.7 rebounds a game which ranked 54th and they gave up 13.7 assists per contest, which put them in 218th place in college basketball. They forced 10.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville was 80th in the country with 77.5 points per game last year. They were 108th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 11.7. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 136th in college basketball. They were 19th in the nation in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 160th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Cardinals were 321st in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Cardinals surrendered 65.8 points per contest, which ranked them 41st in the country. Their defense allowed a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 21st with 10.7 assists allowed per contest and 114th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals were 232nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game last season.
The Patriots were 134th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 101.9 was ranked 159th. In terms of pace they were 217th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 224th. As a team they were 168th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 335th in Division 1. George Mason was 191st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%, which was 90th in the nation.
Louisville was 337th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 45%, which was 14th in Division 1. The Cardinals were 24th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.8, and their offensive rating of 111.6 was ranked 44th. They were 223rd in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 145th. As a unit they were 171st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 269th in the country.
Who will win tonight's George Mason/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville
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