Boston University Terriers visit George Mason Patriots in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Boston University Terriers vs George Mason Patriots Odds
The George Mason Patriots will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Boston University Terriers at Patriot Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Terriers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Patriots are 4-0 ATS. Boston University is 0-0 on the totals; George Mason is 3-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 77-rated Patriots and the No. 143-ranked Terriers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-61 result in favor of the Patriots.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits George Mason's No. 260-ranked offense, averaging 62.8 PPG, against a Terriers defense that ranks No. 308 at 75.2 PPG. The Patriots field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Terriers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Boston University owns the country's No. 254-rated mark, allowing 76.3 points per game on the highway. George Mason, on the other hand, rates No. 312 in scoring at home.
Boston University was an 81-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rutgers. D.J. Irving scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Terriers to a win (they lost 81-79 to Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Tuesday).
George Mason won its last outing, a 74-58 result against Quinnipiac on November 19. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Patriots grabbed a 74-58 win over the Bobcats on Monday, behind a 14-point effort from Sherrod Wright at Sports and Fitness Center.
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Terriers at Patriots trends to consider:
George Mason is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
George Mason is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Boston University home to Coastal Carolina, Wednesday, November 28
George Mason at Rhode Island, Wednesday, November 28