Northeastern George Mason Betting Preview
George Mason Patriots vs Northeastern Huskies Odds
The Northeastern Huskies will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the George Mason Patriots at Matthews Arena in NCAA basketball action.
Northeastern will face the 12-7 Patriots, who own a 9-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Huskies are 4-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Patriots are 9-7 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 2.5-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:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 279-ranked Huskies and the No. 142-rated Patriots in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-68 win for the Patriots on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northeastern has the nation's No. 128-rated offensive output, at 69.5 PPG. The visiting Patriots defense ranks No. 85 allowing on average 62.2 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Patriots marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Northeastern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, George Mason was a 77-67 winner on the road against Towson. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Patriots grabbed a 77-67 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Sherrod Wright at Towson Center.
In their last action, Northeastern was a 95-91 winner at home against William & Mary. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. The Tribe were burned for 29 points by Joel Smith on Wednesday as the Huskies put another game in the win column, 95-91, at Matthews Arena.
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Drexel are 8-2
After playing Towson are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Georgia State are 7-3
After playing William & Mary are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Patriots at Huskies trends to consider:
George Mason is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Mason's last 6 games when playing on the road against Northeastern
George Mason is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Northeastern
George Mason is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northeastern
Northeastern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northeastern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against George Mason
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northeastern's last 6 games
Northeastern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing George Mason
George Mason home to Drexel, Thursday, January 31
Northeastern home to Georgia State, Wednesday, January 30