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Dec 2, 2:45 PM | Verizon Center

Maryland Terrapins vs George Mason Patriots Odds

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The George Mason Patriots will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Maryland Terrapins at Verizon Center in NCAA basketball action.

The game is being played at Verizon Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Patriots sit at 5-2 (4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Terrapins are currently 5-1 (3-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Mason is 3-2 OU, and Maryland is 2-0 OU.

View Maryland vs George Mason Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with George Mason in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Patriots - Terrapins odds would favor the Patriots if the lines were set according to our power ranks. George Mason is rated No. 125 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Maryland is at No. 149. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-67 win for the Terrapins.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits George Mason's No. 309-ranked offense, averaging 59.6 PPG, against a Terrapins defense that ranks No. 103 at 62.5 PPG. The Patriots field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Terrapins marksmen have achieved on the year, 48% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Maryland owns the country's No. 96-rated mark, allowing 64.5 points per game on the highway. George Mason, on the other hand, rates No. 338 in scoring at home.

Maryland won its last outing, a 77-57 result against Northwestern on November 27. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The battle between the Terrapins and Wildcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northwestern was handed a 77-57 defeat on Tuesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Last time out for George Mason, they were a 55-52 winner as they battled Rhode Island on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. George Mason got 14 points from Sherrod Wright en route to a 55-52 victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday at Thomas Ryan Center.

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing MD-Eastern Shore are 3-0
After a win are 4-6

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing UMBC are 0-1
After playing Rhode Island are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Terrapins at Patriots trends to consider:
George Mason is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Maryland home to MD-Eastern Shore, Wednesday, December 5
George Mason home to UMBC, Tuesday, December 4

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