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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Billikens over Patriots

Saint Louis BillikensGeorge Mason Patriots
23-2February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Patriot Center9-16

The George Mason Patriots will try to cover the spread at Patriot Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Saint Louis Billikens in NCAA basketball action.

The Patriots currently sports a 9-16 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13 ATS. The Billikens are 23-2 and 9-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Patriots produce a 12-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Billikens have gone 7-15 against the number.

View Saint Louis Billikens vs George Mason Patriots Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Saint Louis before tip-off in this one found them as -7-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 221-ranked Patriots and the No. 27-rated Billikens in this matchup.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 64-62 winner at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Dwayne Evans scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Saint Louis over Virginia Commonwealth, 64-62, on Saturday at Chaifetz Arena.

In their last action, George Mason was an 85-73 loser at home against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. George Mason got 26 points from Bryon Allen on the way to an 85-73 loss against St. Bonaventure on Saturday at Patriot Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature George Mason's No. 176-rated squad against Saint Louis's No. 70-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, George Mason rates No. 206 in the country with 5.12 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 161 nationally with 5.72 per match.

A few Billikens at Patriots trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Saint Louis's last 12 games
Saint Louis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
George Mason is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
George Mason is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games at home
George Mason is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Saint Louis home to George Washington, Saturday, February 22nd
George Mason at Richmond, Wednesday, February 26th