George Mason Patriots vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: George Mason Patriots vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Robins Center in Richmond, VA
The George Mason Patriots (18-12) are hitting the road to Robins Center on Saturday where they will play the Richmond Spiders (14-16).
The George Mason Patriots stepped onto the hardwood against Fordham and took home the win by a score of 64-58 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Patriots finished with 25 while Fordham recorded 30 personal fouls. They buried 3 out of their 25 tries from beyond the arc. Fordham ended up shooting 73.5% from the free throw line by making 25 of 34 attempts. Furthermore, Fordham snagged 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Fordham distributed 5 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. Regarding defending, George Mason allowed the other team to go 23.8% from the floor on 15 of 63 shooting. They also doled out 11 assists in the matchup while creating 14 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of grabbing boards, they earned 44 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Patriots converted 24 of 37 attempts for a percentage of 64.9%. George Mason wrapped up the game with a 34.0% FG percentage (18 out of 53) and buried 4 out of their 15 shots from downtown.
Josh Oduro is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 17 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. He finished 42.9% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
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George Mason will take the court with a win-loss mark of 18-12 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 69.7 points per outing (228th in the country) while hitting 45.5% from the field. The Patriots are connecting on 36.0% from downtown (226 of 628) and 64.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, George Mason is collecting 36.3 boards per game and is sitting with 421 assists this season, which is 119th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.2 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Patriots are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.4 fouls. They relinquish 30.4% on 3-pointers while they are 99th in college hoops in PPG allowed (67.4). The Patriots defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.3% (727 of 1,718) and they relinquish 32.9 boards per game as a group. They are 48th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 322 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Richmond Spiders took a loss by a score of 83-67 when they faced Saint Joseph's. In reference to team rebounding, Richmond allowed Saint Joseph's to get 35 overall (7 offensive). They went 32.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 of 34 and ended up shooting 14 out of 17 at the charity stripe (82.4%). The Spiders permitted Saint Joseph's to knock down 29 of 61 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.5% for this contest. Overall, the Spiders went 26 for 63 from the field which had them shooting 41.3%. In terms of shots from distance, Richmond buried 7 of 27 tries (25.9%). They were able to convert 8 of them for a percentage of 72.7%. Saint Joseph's was called for 13 fouls in the matchup which got the Spiders to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. The Spiders were able to corral 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup.
Neal Quinn was important for the Spiders for this contest. He racked up 15 points in his 26 mins on the court and had 2 assists for the game. He converted 7 out of 14 for this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Richmond has a win-loss record of 14-16 for the campaign. The Spiders are committing 14.9 personal fouls per game and they go 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 12.4 times per contest (242nd in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest. Richmond has earned 2,085 pts this season (69.5 per game) and they average 32.6 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spiders are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 221st in the nation.
The Richmond defense allows 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (240 of 707) and their opponents are making 71.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.7 dimes and 34.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 183rd and 200th in those categories on the defensive end. The Spiders defensively are ranked 155th in the nation in points given up per game with 69.2. They are able to force 11.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the floor (180th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Richmond
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