VCU at George Mason College Basketball Game Picks 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The VCU Rams head to EagleBank Arena to take on the George Mason Patriots on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has VCU as 4.5 point favorites.
VCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 62.0 per game. George Mason has an overall mark of 16-13. They are averaging 71.7 points per contest and giving up 69.9, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 18-10-1 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 12-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 12-17-0 against the spread this season
The George Mason Patriots are 15-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key George Mason Patriots Injuries
01/12/19 F Goanar Mar Foot is out indefinitely
01/12/19 G Jaire Grayer Foot is out indefinitely
Marcus Evans comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 77%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 11.4 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Justin Kier scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Otis Livingston II averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 71.4 points per contest, which is 214th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 189th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 120th and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 81st with 14.1 per game. The Rams allow 62.0 points per contest, which is 12th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 197th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 41st place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 335th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
George Mason is 205th in the nation with 71.7 points per contest this season. They are 140th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 240th in the NCAA. They are 205th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 271st in assists per game with 12.2. The Patriots are 189th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Patriots give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 144th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 206th and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 109th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Patriots are 162nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 207th. They are 187th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 202nd. As a unit they are 181st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 107th in D-1. VCU is 64th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
George Mason is 157th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Patriots have an offensive rating of 103.3, which is ranked 185th. They are 202nd in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 186th. As a unit they are 168th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/George Mason college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU -4.5
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