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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Rams underdogs vs Patriots at George Mason

Rhode Island RamsGeorge Mason Patriots
6-2November 30, 2013, 04:00 | Patriot Center4-2

Rhode Island pays a visit to George Mason on Saturday, hoping to send the Patriots to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Patriot Center.

Supporters of the Rams have watched them go 6-2 and 1-3 ATS on the year, while the Patriots are at 4-2 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Patriots are 2-0, while the Rams have a 1-3 mark.

View Rhode Island Rams vs George Mason Patriots Odds and Stats.

George Mason opened as -8.5-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 Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 320-rated Rhode Island taking on the No. 126-rated Patriots in this contest.

In their last action, Rhode Island was a 76-71 winner at home against McNeese State. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as favorites. Xavier Munford scored 26 points for Rhode Island on Tuesday, leading the Rams to a 76-71 win over McNeese State at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

George Mason was a 71-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Princeton. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Sherrod Wright scored 27 points for George Mason on Tuesday, but the Tigers managed a 71-66 victory over the Patriots at Jadwin Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rams is ranked No. 105 in NCAA hoops at 38.13 per game. Contrast that with George Mason’s No. 190 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, George Mason is the No. 220-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Rhode Island rates No. 202 at 5 per game.

Next up:
Rhode Island home to Providence, Thursday, December 5th
George Mason at South Florida, Wednesday, December 4th