VCU at George Mason College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
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The VCU Rams travel to EagleBank Arena to play the George Mason Patriots on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
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VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 77.1 points per game while giving up 74.5 per contest. George Mason has an overall record of 9-11. They are averaging 70.8 points per game and surrendering 75.9, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 9-8 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Important George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 6-10 against the spread this season
The George Mason Patriots are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Key George Mason Patriots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Tillman averages 18.2 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 13 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Otis Livingston II averages 15.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Jaire Grayer averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 77.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 141st in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 117th and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.4 per game. The Rams allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 236th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 269th and 185th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 177th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 264th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
George Mason is 264th in the country with 70.8 points per game this year. They are 236th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 295th in college basketball. They are 182nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 319th in assists per contest with 11.6. The Patriots are 158th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Patriots surrender 75.9 points per contest, which ranks them 272nd in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 272nd and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 186th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Patriots are 26th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game this season.
The Rams are 216th in the country in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 128th. They are 116th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 131st. As a unit they are 144th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 181st in D-1. VCU is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 254th in the country.
George Mason is 130th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 284th in Division 1. The Patriots are 305th in the nation in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 259th. They are 252nd in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 244th. As a unit they are 239th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 183rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/George Mason college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take George Mason
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