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Hofstra Pride visit George Mason Patriots in college basketball clash

Hofstra PrideGeorge Mason Patriots
Jan 19, 5:00 PM | Patriot Center

Hofstra Pride vs George Mason Patriots Odds

5-12TEAM RECORD10-7

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Pride of Hofstra hit the hard court against the Patriots of George Mason.

This season, the Patriots are 10-7 overall and 8-6 ATS ATS, while the Pride are 5-12 and 6-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, George Mason boasts a 8-6 on the OU, and Hofstra is 1-7.

View Hofstra vs George Mason Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Patriots installed as 16.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Patriots - Pride odds would favor the Patriots if the lines were set according to our power ranks. George Mason is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Hofstra is at No. 290. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-57 win for the Patriots.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pride is ranked No. 157 in NCAA hoops at 35.8 per game. Contrast that with George Mason’s No. 205 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, George Mason is the No. 277-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Hofstra rates No. 318 at 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Hofstra features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. George Mason, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Hofstra was a 65-60 loser on the road against Northeastern. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. Hofstra suffered a 65-60 loss against Northeastern on Wednesday, getting 19 points from David Imes in a losing effort at Matthews Arena.

George Mason was a 68-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against James Madison. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Patriots grabbed a 68-57 win over the Dukes on Tuesday, behind a 23-point effort from Sherrod Wright at Patriot Center.

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 1-9
After playing Northeastern are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Towson are 8-2
After playing James Madison are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Pride at Patriots trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games when playing on the road against George Mason
Hofstra is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against George Mason
Hofstra is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against George Mason
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
George Mason is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Hofstra
The total has gone OVER in 7 of George Mason's last 8 games when playing Hofstra
George Mason is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
George Mason is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Hofstra

Next up:
Hofstra home to Drexel, Wednesday, January 23
George Mason at Towson, Wednesday, January 23