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UMBC Retrievers vs George Mason Patriots Odds
The visiting UMBC Retrievers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Patriot Center against the George Mason Patriots.
George Mason will face the 2-5 Retrievers, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Patriots are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Retrievers are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Patriots sit at No. 82 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Retrievers sit at No. 274 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Patriots will win this game 67-58.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Mason has the nation's No. 305-rated offensive output, at 59.9 PPG. The visiting Retrievers defense ranks No. 311 allowing on average 75 PPG. The Patriots FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, more than the Retrievers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.7 points per game. George Mason, meanwhile, comes in at No. 334 nationally in scoring at home.
UMBC won its last outing, a 66-62 result against Towson on December 1. UMBC got 22 points from Ryan Cook en route to a 66-62 victory over Towson on Saturday at RAC Arena.
George Mason was a 69-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Maryland. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Dezmine Wells scored 25 points for Maryland on Sunday, leading the Terrapins to a 69-62 win over George Mason at Verizon Center.
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Iowa are 1-0
After playing Maryland are 2-1
After a loss are 9-1
A few Retrievers at Patriots trends to consider:
George Mason is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
George Mason is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
UMBC home to American, Thursday, December 6
George Mason home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, December 8