Northern Iowa Panthers take on Patriots in NCAA basketball test

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Dec 8, 6:00 PM | Patriot Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs George Mason Patriots Odds

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

The Patriots are 6-3 so far on the season, and 4-2 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen George Mason go 3-3 and the Panthers go 2-3 on the totals.

View Northern Iowa vs George Mason Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the George Mason Patriots as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 82 (Patriots) and the No. 116 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-65 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up George Mason's No. 288 nationally ranked offense (61.4 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 44 at 58.4 PPG. The Patriots have been averaging 42.1% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. George Mason, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 76-59 winner as they battled Northern Colorado at home. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. The Panthers got 17 points from Jake Koch as Northern Iowa ran past Northern Colorado 76-59 on Wednesday at McLeod Center.

George Mason was a 74-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMBC. George Mason got 23 points from Sherrod Wright en route to a 74-63 victory over UMBC on Tuesday at Patriot Center.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Iowa are 8-2
After playing Northern Colorado are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Richmond are 4-6
After playing UMBC are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Panthers at Patriots trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
George Mason is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
George Mason is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Iowa, Saturday, December 15
George Mason home to Richmond, Saturday, December 22

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