Fordham Rams vs George Mason Patriots Prediction, 3/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fordham Rams vs George Mason Patriots
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA
The Fordham Rams (23-6) are on their way to EagleBank Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the George Mason Patriots (17-12).
The Fordham Rams faced Rhode Island and earned the victory with a final of 74-71 in their last game. Fordham finished with a 39.7% field goal percentage (25 of 63) and made 9 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Rams knocked down 15 of 19 tries for a rate of 78.9%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 dimes for this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. Pertaining to defending, Fordham let their opponent shoot 40.4% from the floor on 23 out of 57 shooting. Rhode Island earned 12 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Rhode Island snagged 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Rhode Island finished the contest at 84.2% when shooting free throws by converting 16 of their 19 shots. They also buried 9 out of their 16 attempts from 3-point land. In relation to fouls, the Rams ended up finishing with 17 and Rhode Island accounted for 19 fouls.
Khalid Moore is a guy who played a role in this game. He scored 14 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 29 minutes and also grabbed 3 boards. He shot 50.0% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Fordham comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 23-6 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 72.2 pts per game (171st in the nation) on 42.1% from the field. The Rams are connecting on 32.3% on shots from downtown (225 of 697) and 74.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Fordham is snagging 36.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 370 assists on the season, which ranks 233rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.5 fouls every game.
On defense, the Rams are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 118th in college hoops in points per game allowed (67.9). The Rams defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.3% (682 of 1,612) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 56th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 323 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the George Mason Patriots went home victorious with a score of 74-69 against Dayton. In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, George Mason allowed Dayton to grab 19 in all (4 offensive). They wrapped up this game 58.3% from downtown by connecting on 7 of 12 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 27 from the free throw line (59.3%). The Patriots permitted Dayton to make 23 of 40 tries from the field which had them shooting 57.5% in this contest. Overall, the Patriots finished shooting 25 out of 43 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 58.1%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, George Mason buried 7 out of their 13 tries (53.8%). They were able to bury 17 of those for a percentage of 73.9%. Dayton was called for 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Patriots to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They gave up possession 8 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Patriots corralled 18 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 21 in this matchup.
Ronald Polite ended up being a factor for the Patriots for the contest. He tallied 22 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and earned 6 assists for this game. He knocked down 6 out of 11 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
George Mason has a record of 17-12 on the year. As an offense, the Patriots are shooting 45.9% from the field, which is ranked 100th in the nation. George Mason has accumulated 2,026 pts on the season (69.9 per game) and they collect 35.9 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.1 times per contest (108th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per game. The Patriots are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 64.2% from the free throw line.
The Patriots defensively are ranked 111th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 67.7. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (133rd in Division 1). The George Mason defense surrenders 31.2% on 3-pointers (183 of 586) and opponents are connecting on 67.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 10.9 dimes and 32.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 54th and 85th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fordham
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