George Mason Patriots vs VCU Rams Prediction, 1/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: George Mason Patriots vs VCU Rams
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the location where the VCU Rams (15-5) will try to defeat the George Mason Patriots (12-8) on Wednesday.
The George Mason Patriots faced off with Rhode Island and took home the win by a score of 79-72 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Patriots walked away with 22 while Rhode Island racked up 20 fouls. They converted 6 of 13 shots from downtown. Rhode Island shot 76.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of their 26 tries. Additionally, Rhode Island pulled down 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Rhode Island doled out 9 assists and had 12 steals in this matchup. When it comes to the defense, George Mason allowed the other team to go 42.6% from the floor on 23 of 54 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. With regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 34 with 6 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Patriots made 10 of 19 shots for a rate of 52.6%. George Mason finished having earned a 54.5% FG percentage (30 out of 55) and buried 9 of their 20 three-point attempts.
Josh Oduro is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. He was on the court for 26 minutes and snagged 14 rebounds. He ended up with 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting.
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George Mason comes into this game with a mark of 12-8 on the year. They are averaging 71.5 pts per game (183rd in the country) while shooting 47.0% from the field. The Patriots are connecting on 36.8% from downtown (160 of 435) and 63.5% from the free throw line. As a team, George Mason is snagging 36.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 296 dimes on the campaign, which is 89th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.1 fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Patriots are able to force 11.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 48th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 210 relinquished on the year. The Patriots defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.2% (491 of 1,163) and they concede 32.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 30.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 140th in the country in opponents PPG (67.7).
When they last played, the VCU Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 74-62 when they faced Richmond. Regarding rebounding, VCU allowed Richmond to snag 27 in all (6 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 28.0% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 25 and ended up going 17 of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). The Rams allowed Richmond to bury 19 of 51 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 37.3% for this game. When the game finished, the Rams finished shooting 26 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.3%. With regard to 3-point shots, VCU made 8 out of 22 tries (36.4%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. Richmond committed 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while getting 10 steals in this game. The Rams were able to snag 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 35 for the game.
Jamir Watkins was important for the Rams in this contest. He recorded 15 points in his 25 minutes on the court and accumulated 2 dimes in this contest. He converted 5 out of 8 for the contest for a rate of 62.5%, and had 10 rebounds.
VCU has a win-loss mark of 15-5 on the year. The Rams have committed 16.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.0% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per contest (239th in the country) and they turn it over 15.2 times per contest. VCU has accounted for 1,429 pts this year (71.5 per contest) and they collect 32.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Rams are hitting on 45.9% from the field, which is ranked 110th in D-1.
The VCU defense gives up 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (116 of 362) and their opponents are making 71.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.5 dimes and 33.6 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 99th and 141st in D-1. The Rams are ranked 50th in college hoops in points given up per game with 64.1. They are able to force 17.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (110th in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take George Mason
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