NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Tigers underdogs vs Patriots at George Mason
Towson Tigers vs George Mason Patriots Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Tuesday when the Tigers of Towson hit the hard court against the Patriots of George Mason.
Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 16-13 and 14-9 ATS on the year, while the Patriots are at 17-11 and 13-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Patriots are 15-10, while the Tigers have a 13-7 mark.
The Patriots were listed as 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 116-rated Patriots and the No. 89-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-68 result in favor of the Patriots.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 12 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.9 per game. That compares with George Mason’s No. 171 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where George Mason is college basketball's No. 282-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 263 with 5.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Towson owns the country's No. 112-rated mark, allowing 66.7 points per game on the highway. George Mason, on the other hand, rates No. 299 in scoring at home.
Towson was a 72-71 winner in its last match at home against Drexel. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Jerome Hairston scored 20 points leading the Tigers to a 72-71 victory over Drexel at Towson Center on Saturday.
In their last action, George Mason was a 60-58 winner at home against William & Mary. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. George Mason got 15 points from Patrick Holloway en route to a 60-58 victory over William & Mary on Saturday at Patriot Center.
Towson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Hofstra are 6-4
After playing Drexel are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Delaware are 5-5
After playing William & Mary are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Patriots trends to consider:
Towson is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Towson's last 8 games on the road
Towson is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against George Mason
George Mason is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Towson
George Mason is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Towson
The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Mason's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Mason's last 5 games when playing Towson
Towson home to Hofstra, Saturday, March 2
George Mason at Delaware, Saturday, March 2