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NCAAB Game Preview - Patriots underdogs vs Cavaliers at Virginia

George Mason PatriotsVirginia Cavaliers
Dec 6, 7:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

George Mason Patriots vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD7-1

A key college battle sees the visiting Patriots travelling to Virginia Tuesday to take on the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Virginia battles the Patriots, currently sitting with a 6-2 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-4 for the Cavaliers and 3-4 for the Patriots.

View George Mason vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Patriots are listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 100 and the Patriots sitting at No. 240. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-73 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia has the nation's No. 217-rated offensive output, at 66.5 PPG. The visiting Patriots defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 61.5 PPG. The Cavaliers FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, less than the Patriots marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for George Mason, they were a 65-53 winner as they battled Towson on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 16-point favorite. George Mason earned a 65-53 victory over Towson on Saturday, getting 14 points from Mike Morrison at Towson Center.

Virginia was an 86-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Longwood. Virginia cruised to victory on Saturday, running Longwood out of the gym and running up an 86-53 score at John Paul Jones Arena.

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Radford are 2-3
After playing Towson are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oregon are 1-0
After playing Longwood are 2-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Patriots at Cavaliers trends to consider:
George Mason is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of George Mason's last 15 games on the road
George Mason is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
George Mason at Radford, Saturday, December 10
Virginia at Oregon, Sunday, December 18

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