George Washington Colonials vs George Mason Patriots Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: George Washington Colonials vs George Mason Patriots
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA
Odds/Point Spread: George Washington (+7.5)
The George Washington Colonials (4-9) are headed to EagleBank Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the George Mason Patriots (10-8). George Washington opens this game as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 143.5.
George Washington enters this contest with a record of 4-9 on the season. The Colonials are connecting on 34.3% on 3-point shots (85 of 248) and 71.1% from the free throw line. They average 72.8 points per outing (143rd in the nation) while hitting 46.0% from the field. They are turning it over 14.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.7 fouls per game. As a team, George Washington is pulling in 35.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 160 dimes for the season, which is 324th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Colonials are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 84th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 201 surrendered on the season. The Colonials defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.1% (358 of 793) and they relinquish 34.2 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 33.7% on shots from downtown and they rank 259th in college hoops in PPG allowed (73.5).
The George Washington Colonials faced off with the Rhode Island Rams and went home with a win by a final score of 78-70 in their last game. George Washington ended the game having earned a 50.9% FG percentage (27 of 53) and converted 8 out of their 19 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Colonials made 16 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 32 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to defending, George Washington allowed the other team to shoot 50.9% from the floor on 27 out of 53 shooting. Rhode Island totaled 15 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, the Rams grabbed 32 rebounds (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Rhode Island finished shooting 64.7% at the charity stripe by converting 11 of 17 shots. They also made 5 of 16 attempts from beyond the arc.
James Bishop is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He accounted for 28 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He played 38 mins played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Bishop went 64.3% from the field and totaled 3 assists. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Colonials was Jamison Battle. He snagged 3 boards and earned 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 9-of-15 (26 points). Overall, Battle played 38 minutes.
George Mason has a win-loss record of 10-8 this season. As an offense, the Patriots are connecting on 43.0% from the floor, which is 237th in D-1. George Mason has totaled 1,277 points this season (70.9 per contest) and they pull in 38.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.3 times per contest (166th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per game. The Patriots are committing 16.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 62.8% from the charity stripe. The Patriots defensively are ranked 193rd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 70.4. They are forcing their opponents into 14.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the field (190th in D-1). The George Mason defense surrenders 34.8% on 3-pointers (131 of 376) and their opponents are making 72.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 11.4 assists and 35.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 64th and 218th in the country.
When they last stepped on the court, the George Mason Patriots walked away with a victory by a final of 79-76 against the VCU Rams. The Patriots were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this matchup. They rejected 2 attempts while earning 9 steals in this contest. The Rams earned 20 fouls for the contest which got the Patriots to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, George Mason made 3 of 17 attempts (17.6%). When the game finished, the Patriots shot 29 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 45.3%. The Patriots permitted the Rams to convert 26 out of 57 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.6% in this matchup. They shot 29.4% from three-point range via 5 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 21 from the free throw line (90.5%). With respect to cleaning the glass, George Mason permitted VCU to collect 23 overall (3 offensive).
Jordan Miller pitched in for the Patriots for this game. He made 6 of 15 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Miller snagged 9 rebounds in his 36 mins played and had 2 dimes for the game. One more player that played a role for George Mason was Javon Greene. He left the arena with 14 points in 32 minutes played by going 5 of 9 shooting in this game. Greene ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor in addition to collecting 4 dimes and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take George Mason (-7.5) and over 143.5 points
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