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Massachusetts Minutemen vs George Mason Patriots Preview

George Mason PatriotsMassachusetts Minutemen
8-15February 12, 2014, 07:00 | Mullins Center19-4



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mullins Center Wednesday as host Massachusetts looks to handle the George Mason Patriots in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Minutemen are 19-4 overall and 13-9-1 ATS, while the Patriots are 8-15 and 8-12 ATS. As for the totals, Massachusetts boasts a 9-14 on the OU, and George Mason is 10-9.

View George Mason Patriots vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

Massachusetts opened as -12.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Minutemen - Patriots odds would favor the Minutemen if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Massachusetts is rated No. 69 in the current Odds Shark poll, while George Mason is at No. 239.



Last time out for George Mason, they were a 74-68 winner as they battled Duquesne on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. George Mason earned a 74-68 victory over Duquesne on Saturday, getting 23 points from Sherrod Wright at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Massachusetts was a 73-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rhode Island. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Massachusetts earned a 73-68 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday, getting 21 points from Chaz Williams at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 40-rated offensive output, at 77.26 PPG. The visiting Patriots defense ranks No. 170 allowing on average 71.52 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 47.57% so far, more than the Patriots marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.13% per game.

A few Patriots at Minutemen trends to consider:
George Mason is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Mason's last 8 games
George Mason is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
George Mason is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Massachusetts is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
Massachusetts is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
George Mason home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, February 15th
Massachusetts at George Washington, Saturday, February 15th

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