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George Mason Patriots take on Rams in college basketball test

George Mason PatriotsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
March 4, 4:30 PM | Richmond Coliseum

George Mason Patriots vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds


Richmond Coliseum features an NCAAB clash between the host Virginia Commonwealth Rams and the visiting George Mason Patriots in college hoops action on Sunday.

This game is part of the Colonial Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. Richmond Coliseum is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Rams currently sports a 26-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-14-1 ATS. The Patriots are 24-8 and 12-17-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rams produce a 14-17 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Patriots have gone 14-16 against the number.

View George Mason vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 82 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Patriots sit at No. 71 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rams will win this game 75-72.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia Commonwealth has the nation's No. 167-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Patriots defense ranks No. 109 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Patriots marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.

Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 149-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 229 nationally in scoring at home.

George Mason won its last outing, a 61-59 result against Georgia State on March 3. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Patriots got 12 points from Mike Morrison as George Mason ran past Georgia State 61-59 on Saturday at Richmond Coliseum.

In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 75-65 winner at home against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. The Rams grabbed a 75-65 win over the Huskies on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Rob Brandenberg at Richmond Coliseum.