George Mason Patriots vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 2/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: George Mason Patriots vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
UD Arena is the site where the Dayton Flyers (19-9) will try to defeat the George Mason Patriots (16-12) on Saturday.
The George Mason Patriots faced off with La Salle and took home the win by a score of 70-66 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Patriots ended up walking away with 15 and La Salle had 29 fouls. They also converted 7 out of their 21 tries from distance. La Salle finished the game shooting 38.5% at the charity stripe by converting 5 of 13 attempts. Moreover, La Salle grabbed 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. La Salle recorded 10 assists and had 4 steals in this game. Concerning defending, George Mason let their opponent shoot 42.2% from the floor on 27 out of 64 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Patriots made 21 of their 34 shots for a rate of 61.8%. George Mason finished the contest with a 39.3% FG percentage (22 out of 56) and converted 5 of 21 shots from downtown.
Josh Oduro is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He finished the contest at 62.5% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and totaled 7 rebounds. He was able to score 25 points on 10 out of 16 shooting.
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George Mason comes into this matchup with a record of 16-12 for the season. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, George Mason is snagging 36.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 398 assists on the season, which has them ranked 110th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Patriots are hitting 35.8% on three-point attempts (215 of 600) and 63.8% from the charity stripe. They average 69.7 points per contest (226th in the nation) on 45.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Patriots are forcing 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are conceding 30.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 112th in the nation in opponents PPG (67.6). The Patriots are giving up a FG percentage of 42.7% (689 of 1,615) and they surrender 32.9 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 48th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 303 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Dayton Flyers walked away with a victory by a final of 72-54 when they played UMass. In relation to how they rebounded, Dayton allowed UMass to collect 31 in all (7 offensive). They shot 25.0% from downtown by going 3 out of 12 and ended up shooting 15 out of 18 from the charity stripe (83.3%). The Flyers permitted UMass to knock down 18 out of 52 tries from the field which left them shooting 34.6% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Flyers shot 27 out of 53 from the field which had them sitting at 50.9%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Dayton converted 8 out of 19 tries (42.1%). They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.9%. UMass was called for 11 fouls in this matchup which took the Flyers to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They also turned it over 7 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Flyers were able to snag 26 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this game.
DaRon Holmes II was important for the Flyers in this matchup. He accumulated 22 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes for the matchup. He converted 9 out of 14 in this matchup giving him a rate of 64.3%, and had 7 rebounds.
Dayton has a record of 19-9 this year. As an offensive unit, the Flyers are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks 45th in college basketball. Dayton has earned 1,933 pts on the year (69.0 per contest) and they pull down 36.8 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.1 times per contest (52nd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per contest. The Flyers commit 13.7 fouls per game and they shoot 69.9% from the free throw line.
The Dayton defense gives up 28.1% on shots from 3-point land (173 of 615) and opponents are connecting on 69.8% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 10.5 assists and 30.9 boards every game, which ranks them 30th and 25th in college hoops. The Flyers on the defensive end are ranked 11th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 60.5. They have forced 10.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.8% from the field (7th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dayton
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