George Mason vs. Santa Clara CBI Odds
After winning and covering a small spread on Wednesday night the George Mason Patriots will look to close out the championship series of the CBI Tournament against the Santa Clara Broncos on Friday night.
George Mason tied up the best-of-three series at one win apiece with a 73-66 victory at home on Wednesday night as a 1-point favorite at the sportsbooks. Santa Clara took the opener of the series by a score of 81-73 back on Monday night on their court.
George Mason will face the 24-11 Broncos, who own a 14-16 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Patriots are 20-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncos are 14-13 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Patriots, most recently No. 129 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 85 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-71 victory for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncos rank No. 169 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.7 per game. That compares with George Mason’s No. 196 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where George Mason is college basketball's No. 257-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Broncos rate No. 23 with 8.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Clara owns the country's No. 251-rated mark, allowing 72.6 points per game on the highway. George Mason, on the other hand, rates No. 276 in scoring at home.
A few Broncos at Patriots trends to consider:
George Mason17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games at home