NCAA hoops odds preview - George Mason vs. Hofstra
George Mason Patriots vs Hofstra Pride Odds
The Hofstra Pride will hit the floor running against the visiting George Mason Patriots Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This season, the Pride are 6-21 overall and 11-12 ATS ATS, while the Patriots are 15-11 and 12-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Hofstra boasts a 3-15 on the OU, and George Mason is 14-9.
The Patriots were listed as 6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 140-rated George Mason taking on the No. 266-rated Pride in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-55 win for the Patriots on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Hofstra's No. 336-ranked offense, averaging 58.4 PPG, against a Patriots defense that ranks No. 116 at 64.1 PPG. The Pride field goal percentage has averaged 38.3% so far, less than the Patriots marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Hofstra, meanwhile, comes in at No. 330 nationally in scoring at home.
George Mason was a 78-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. George Mason got 19 points from Sherrod Wright but lost anyway, 78-60, to Georgia State on Saturday at Patriot Center.
Hofstra was a 63-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drexel. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Hofstra suffered a 63-54 loss against Drexel on Monday, getting 22 points from Stevie Mejia in a losing effort at John A. Daskalakis Center.
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing William & Mary are 6-4
After playing Georgia State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Old Dominion are 8-2
After playing Drexel are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Patriots at Pride trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Mason's last 7 games on the road
George Mason is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
George Mason is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Mason's last 6 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hofstra's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Hofstra's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Hofstra's last 9 games when playing George Mason
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hofstra's last 6 games when playing at home against George Mason
George Mason home to William & Mary, Saturday, February 23
Hofstra home to Old Dominion, Sunday, February 24