George Mason Patriots vs William & Mary Tribe Odds
William & Mary will look to improve on its 7-5 record on Saturday when they host George Mason in NCAA basketball odds action at Kaplan Arena.
The Tribe are 7-5 so far on the season, and 4-2 ATS vs. the number. The Patriots, meanwhile, are 7-6 and 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen William & Mary go 3-2 and the Patriots go 6-4 on the totals.
Bettors looking to go with the Tribe in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Patriots was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tribe at No. 194 and the Patriots at No. 131 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-66 result in favor of the Tribe.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up William & Mary's No. 155 nationally ranked offense (68.7 points per game) against a Patriots defense that sits as the No. 104 at 62.8 PPG. The Tribe have been averaging 47.5% from the field, more than the Patriots have managed so far this season (43% on average).
Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 32-rated defense on the road, allowing 61 points per game. William & Mary, meanwhile, comes in at No. 184 nationally in scoring at home.
George Mason lost its last outing, an 84-74 result against Northeastern on January 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. George Mason suffered an 84-74 loss against Northeastern on Thursday, getting 19 points from Sherrod Wright in a losing effort at Patriot Center.
William & Mary lost its last outing, a 64-50 result against Vanderbilt on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. William & Mary got 14 points from Marcus Thornton but lost anyway, 64-50, to Vanderbilt on Wednesday at Memorial Gymnasium.
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Old Dominion are 7-3
After playing Northeastern are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Towson are 3-7
After playing Vanderbilt are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Patriots at Tribe trends to consider:
George Mason is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against William & Mary
George Mason is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against William & Mary
George Mason is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
William & Mary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
William & Mary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of William & Mary's last 6 games when playing George Mason
William & Mary is 5-8-2 ATS in its last 15 games when playing George Mason
George Mason home to Old Dominion, Thursday, January 10
William & Mary at Towson, Wednesday, January 9