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College baskeball point spread favors Lobos in battle with Patriots

George Mason PatriotsNew Mexico Lobos
Nov 18, 6:00 PM | Sports and Fitness Center

George Mason Patriots vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

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New Mexico will look to improve on its 2-0 record on Sunday when they host George Mason in NCAA basketball odds action at Sports and Fitness Center.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Sports and Fitness Center).

Supporters of the Patriots have watched them go 2-1 and 2-0 ATS on the year, while the Lobos are at 2-0 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Lobos are 1-1, while the Patriots have a 2-0 mark.

View George Mason vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Lobos as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lobos sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Patriots sit at No. 77 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lobos will win this game 71-66.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 91 nationally ranked offense (76 points per game) against a Patriots defense that sits as the No. 56 at 56.3 PPG. The Lobos have been averaging 40.6% from the field, less than the Patriots have managed so far this season (46.8% on average).

Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 61 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 148 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for George Mason, they were a 52-49 winner as they battled Mercer at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Patriots grabbed a 52-49 win over the Bears on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Johnny Williams at Sports and Fitness Center.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 66-59 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. New Mexico earned a 66-59 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Friday, getting 23 points from Kendall Williams at Sports and Fitness Center.

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Patriots at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Mexico's last 10 games

Next up:
George Mason home to Boston University, Saturday, November 24
New Mexico home to Idaho, Friday, November 23