Norfolk State Spartans vs George Mason Patriots Prediction, 12/26/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Norfolk State Spartans vs George Mason Patriots
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Norfolk State (+10)
EagleBank Arena is the site where and the George Mason Patriots (4-1) will take on the Norfolk State Spartans (3-3) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has George Mason as 10-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 133.
Norfolk State comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 3-3 on the campaign. They average 66.8 points per contest (268th in Division 1) while connecting on 43.8% from the field. The Spartans are connecting on 40.0% on shots from 3-point land (38 of 95) and 65.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Norfolk State is pulling down 34.3 boards per contest and has 61 dimes for the season, which ranks 270th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.5 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Spartans are able to force 12.2 turnovers every game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are giving up 27.6% on 3-point shots and they rank 161st in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.2). The Spartans are giving up a FG percentage of 36.7% (128 of 349) and they concede 39.0 boards per game as a squad. They are 100th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 69 conceded on the campaign.
The Norfolk State Spartans took the court against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks and took a loss by a final of 80-72 in their last contest. Norfolk State ended with a 45.8% FG percentage (27 of 59) and buried 4 out of their 13 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Spartans knocked down 14 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 60.9%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 28 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 8 assists in the game while having 5 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defense, Norfolk State allowed the other team to go 45.8% from the field on 27 of 59 shooting. UNC Wilmington earned 12 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Seahawks collected 40 rebounds (16 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. UNC Wilmington finished the contest at 90.3% from the free throw line by making 28 of 31 attempts. They converted 8 of 25 shots from beyond the arc.
DeVante Carter is someone who played a role for this contest. He notched 16 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He played for 33 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. Carter finished the game at 46.2% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in the game for the Spartans was J.J. Matthews. He had 4 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor for this game by shooting 10-of-15 (24 points). When this game wrapped up, Matthews was on the hardwood for 27 minutes.
George Mason has a win-loss record of 4-1 on the year. George Mason has accumulated 355 pts for the season (71.0 per game) and they snag 35.8 boards per game. The Patriots are responsible for committing 16.8 fouls every game and they hit 59.3% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Patriots are shooting 42.7% from the field, which ranks 249th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 13.2 times per contest (189th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per game. The Patriots on the defensive end are ranked 152nd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 68.6. The George Mason defense allows 36.7% on three-point shots (33 of 90) and their opponents are knocking down 77.3% of their free throw attempts. They allow 9.6 dimes and 36.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 25th and 213th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (196th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the George Mason Patriots walked away with a victory by a final of 70-65 when they played the Towson Tigers. The Patriots pulled down 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They rejected 4 attempts while getting 6 steals in this game. The Tigers committed 24 fouls for this contest which took the Patriots to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 45.8%. In regard to 3-point shots, George Mason knocked down 9 out of their 27 attempts (33.3%). When the game finished, the Patriots shot 25 for 65 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.5%. The Patriots permitted the Tigers to bury 22 out of their 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.5% in this game. They shot 28.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 out of 14 and finished the game at 17 out of 26 at the charity stripe (65.4%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, George Mason allowed Towson to get 38 in total (6 offensive).
Javon Greene was important for the Patriots in this game. He made 5 of 9 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which earned him 13 points. Greene had 2 rebounds in his 28 mins played and earned 2 assists for the game. Another guy who was a determining factor for George Mason was Josh Oduro. He scored 19 points in 27 minutes played by way of 8 out of 14 from the floor for the contest. Oduro ended the game having shot 57.1% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take George Mason (-10) and under 133 points
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