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Iowa State Cyclones visit George Mason Patriots in college basketball clash

Iowa State CyclonesGeorge Mason Patriots
8-0December 22, 2013, 05:30 | Stan Sheriff Center5-4

The Iowa State Cyclones will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Patriots in George Mason at Stan Sheriff Center on Sunday in college basketball action.

The Patriots bring a 5-4 record (2-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-0 Cyclones, who are 4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed George Mason go 2-3 so far and the Cyclones go 5-1.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs George Mason Patriots Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the George Mason Patriots as 11.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 15-rated Iowa State taking on the No. 181-rated Patriots in this contest.


Iowa State was an 85-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iowa. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Georges Niang scored 24 points leading the Cyclones to an 85-82 victory over Iowa at Hilton Coliseum on Friday.

In their last action, George Mason was an 81-66 loser at home against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. George Mason suffered an 81-66 loss against Oklahoma on Sunday, getting 15 points from Bryon Allen in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cyclones rank No. 5 in NCAA Division 1 with 44.88 per game. That compares with George Mason’s No. 206 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where George Mason is college basketball's No. 220-ranked team at 4.78 per game, while the Cyclones rate No. 5 with 9.88 per game.

Next up:
Iowa State home to Northern Illinois, Tuesday, December 31st
George Mason at Pennsylvania, Thursday, January 2nd