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George Mason Patriots vs Lamar Cardinals Preview

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Feb 18, 4:00 PM | Patriot Center

Lamar Cardinals vs George Mason Patriots Odds


The Patriots will be trying to slam the Lamar Cardinals on Saturday when the teams tip off at Patriot Center in college betting action.

The Cardinals will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Patriots are 11-14-1 ATS. Lamar is 1-1 on the totals; George Mason is 11-15.

View Lamar vs George Mason Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Patriots installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Patriots rated this week at No. 77 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 46. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-76 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Mason has the nation's No. 128-rated offensive output, at 70.1 PPG. The visiting Cardinals defense ranks No. 180 allowing on average 67.1 PPG. The Patriots FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lamar owns the country's No. 205-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. George Mason, on the other hand, rates No. 148 in scoring at home.

Lamar was a 70-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southeastern Louisiana. The Cardinals grabbed a 70-54 win over the Lions on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Anthony Miles at Montagne Center.

George Mason was a 62-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Commonwealth was victimized for 24 points and 11 rebounds by Ryan Pearson as the Patriots bested the Rams 62-61 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northeastern are 6-4
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Patriots trends to consider:
George Mason is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
George Mason is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
George Mason is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
George Mason is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Lamar home to Stephen F. Austin, Wednesday, February 22
George Mason at Northeastern, Wednesday, February 22