CBI Tournament - College of Charleston Cougars vs George Mason Patriots Preview
George Mason Patriots vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds
The College of Charleston Cougars will try to cover the spread at TD Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the George Mason Patriots in NCAA basketball action.
The Patriots will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 14-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 14-16 ATS. George Mason is 18-11 against the total, while College of Charleston is 13-13 versus the number.
The Cougars were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Patriots odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. College of Charleston is rated No. 74 in the current Odds Shark poll, while George Mason is at No. 129. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-67 win for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Patriots rank No. 181 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.3 per game. That compares with College of Charleston’s No. 48 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where College of Charleston is college basketball's No. 198-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Patriots rate No. 270 with 5.2 per game.
Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 78-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. College of Charleston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 302 nationally in scoring at home.
George Mason was a 69-67 loser in its last match on the road against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. George Mason got 20 points from Bryon Allen but lost anyway, 69-67, to Northeastern on Sunday at Richmond Coliseum.
College of Charleston lost its last outing, a 74-55 result against Davidson on March 11. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. College of Charleston suffered a 74-55 loss against Davidson on Monday, getting 19 points from Andrew Lawrence in a losing effort at US Cellular Center.
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Northeastern are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Davidson are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Patriots at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of George Mason's last 5 games on the road
George Mason is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
College of Charleston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
College of Charleston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of College of Charleston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of College of Charleston's last 6 games at home