Penn State at George Mason College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to EagleBank Arena to play the George Mason Patriots on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 10.5 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 66.4 per contest. George Mason has an overall mark of 5-6. They are averaging 68.1 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-3 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-7 against the over/under this year
Important George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 3-5 against the spread this season
The George Mason Patriots are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/16/17 G Nazeer Bostick Disciplinary is "?" Sunday vs George Mason
Key George Mason Patriots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony Carr averages 20 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Lamar Stevens averages 13.7 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Otis Livingston II averages 14.8 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jaire Grayer averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 78.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 114th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 134th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 141st in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 138th and 185th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 145th with 14.1 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 117th and 267th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 107th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 64th place in college basketball. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
George Mason is 301st in the country with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 283rd in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 268th in college basketball. They are 226th in the nation in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 320th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Patriots are 137th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Patriots surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 184th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 211th and 203rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 152nd with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 149th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Patriots are 74th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The Nittany Lions are 127th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 91.1 is ranked 44th. In terms of pace they are 102nd in the country with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 206th. As a team they are 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 320th in Division 1. Penn State is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 87th in the nation.
George Mason is 94th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 223rd in Division 1. The Patriots are 243rd in the nation in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 285th. They are 287th in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 272nd. As a unit they are 268th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 110th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/George Mason college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take George Mason +10.5
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