NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Dragons underdogs vs Patriots at George Mason
Drexel Dragons vs George Mason Patriots Odds
The George Mason Patriots host Drexel on Thursday, looking to build on their 12-8 mark against the 8-12 Dragons in college hoops action at Patriot Center.
The Patriots sit at 12-8 (9-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dragons are currently 8-12 (5-15 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Mason is 9-8 OU, and Drexel is 10-8 OU.
The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Patriots - Dragons odds would favor the Patriots if the lines were set according to our power ranks. George Mason is rated No. 145 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Drexel is at No. 246. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-63 win for the Patriots.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dragons rank No. 239 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.4 per game. That compares with George Mason’s No. 197 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where George Mason is college basketball's No. 307-ranked team at 4.6 per game, while the Dragons rate No. 223 with 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drexel owns the country's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 60.1 points per game on the highway. George Mason, on the other hand, rates No. 292 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Drexel was a 66-64 loser at home against Delaware. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Dragons got a huge 30-point effort from Damion Lee but still lost 66-64 against Delaware on Monday at John A. Daskalakis Center.
In their last action, George Mason was a 71-51 loser on the road against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. George Mason was run off the court by the Huskies on Sunday as Northeastern routed them 71-51 at Matthews Arena.
Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Northeastern are 5-5
After playing Delaware are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-4
Before playing James Madison are 8-2
After playing Northeastern are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few Dragons at Patriots trends to consider:
Drexel is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Drexel is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Drexel is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against George Mason
George Mason is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Drexel
George Mason is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of George Mason's last 5 games when playing Drexel
George Mason is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Drexel at Northeastern, Saturday, February 2
George Mason at James Madison, Saturday, February 2