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NCAA hoops odds preview - Massachusetts vs. George Mason

Massachusetts Minutemen George Mason Patriots
14-1 January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Patriot Center 7-9



Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Massachusetts when they take on the George Mason Patriots on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Patriots are 7-9 so far on the season, and 4-9 ATS vs. the number. The Minutemen, meanwhile, are 14-1 and 9-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen George Mason go 5-7 and the Minutemen go 5-10 on the totals.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs George Mason Patriots Odds and Stats.

The Minutemen were listed as -6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Patriots at No. 211 and the Minutemen at No. 33 heading into this contest.

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Massachusetts won its last outing, a 73-68 result against St. Bonaventure on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Minutemen grabbed a 73-68 win over the Bonnies on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Raphiael Putney at Mullins Center.

Last time out for George Mason, they were an 84-80 loser as they battled Saint Joseph's at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Patriots got 20 points from Jalen Jenkins, but it was Saint Joseph's that prevailed in an 84-80 final on Saturday at Patriot Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature George Mason's No. 202-rated squad against Massachusetts's No. 44-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, George Mason rates No. 207 in the country with 5.06 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 176 nationally with 5.6 per match.

A few Minutemen at Patriots trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
Massachusetts is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
George Mason is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
George Mason is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of George Mason's last 10 games
George Mason is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Massachusetts at Elon, Saturday, January 18th
George Mason at Rhode Island, Saturday, January 18th