CBI Tournament - Houston Cougars home to George Mason Patriots in NCAA Basketball betting action
George Mason Patriots vs Houston Cougars Odds
George Mason pays a visit to Houston on Monday, hoping to send the Cougars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Cougars are 20-12 so far on the season, and 12-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Patriots, meanwhile, are 19-14 and 15-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 16-7 and the Patriots go 19-11 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 130 (Cougars) and the No. 129 (Patriots) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-73 result in favor of the Cougars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Patriots rank No. 196 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.1 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 167-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Patriots rate No. 259 with 5.3 per game.
Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 96-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.
George Mason was a 78-77 winner in its last match on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. George Mason got 20 points from Sherrod Wright en route to a 78-77 victory over College of Charleston on Tuesday at TD Arena.
Houston won its last outing, a 73-72 result against Texas on March 20. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Houston got 18 points from Joseph Young en route to a 73-72 victory over Texas on Wednesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.
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 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games at home