George Mason at Saint Joseph's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The George Mason Patriots head to Hagan Arena to take on the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Saint Joseph's as 8.5 point favorites.
George Mason comes into this game with an overall record of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 72.5 points per game while giving up 71.2 per contest. Saint Joseph's has an overall record of 7-5. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 71.7, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 5-8-0 against the spread this season
The George Mason Patriots are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 4-7-1 against the spread this season
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key George Mason Patriots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Otis Livingston II comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Justin Kier averages 13.6 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Charlie Brown scores 20.5 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Lamarr Kimble averages 17.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
George Mason averages 72.5 points per contest, which is 224th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 115th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 33.1 boards per contest and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 311th and 280th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 189th with 13.3 per game. The Patriots allow 71.2 points per contest, which is 181st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 263rd and 206th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 120th, and they allow 10.2 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's is 180th in the nation with 74.3 points per contest this season. They are 243rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 100th in the NCAA. They are 270th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 289th in assists per game with 11.9. The Hawks are 350th in turnovers per contest with 8.8. The Hawks give up 71.7 points per game, which ranks them 195th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 164th and 284th in those defensive statistics. They rank 261st with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 214th with 35.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 36th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Patriots are 207th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 221st in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 154th. As a team they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 276th in Division 1. George Mason is 136th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Joseph's is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hawks are 134th in the country in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 238th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 201st. As a team they are 180th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 77th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's George Mason/Saint Joseph's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take George Mason +8.5
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