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George Mason Patriots vs Georgia State Panthers Betting Preview

Georgia State PanthersGeorge Mason Patriots
March 3, 8:30 PM | Richmond Coliseum

Georgia State Panthers vs George Mason Patriots Odds

21-10TEAM RECORD23-8

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the George Mason Patriots try to run the Panthers off the court at Richmond Coliseum in college hoops action.

It's a game in the Colonial Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Richmond Coliseum).

George Mason battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 21-10 mark (14-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-15 for the Patriots and 12-15 for the Panthers.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 71-ranked Patriots and the No. 92-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Panthers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up George Mason's No. 103 nationally ranked offense (70.9 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 18 at 59.2 PPG. The Patriots have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, Georgia State features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. George Mason, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Georgia State, they were an 85-50 winner as they battled Hofstra at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Georgia State cruised to victory on Friday, running Hofstra out of the gym and running up an 85-50 score at Richmond Coliseum.

George Mason lost its last outing, an 89-77 result against Virginia Commonwealth on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. George Mason suffered an 89-77 loss against Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, getting 24 points from Ryan Pearson in a losing effort at Siegel Center.