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NCAA hoops odds preview - Massachusetts vs. George Mason

Massachusetts MinutemenGeorge Mason Patriots
14-1January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Patriot Center7-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Massachusetts when they take on the George Mason Patriots on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Patriots are 7-9 so far on the season, and 4-9 ATS vs. the number. The Minutemen, meanwhile, are 14-1 and 9-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen George Mason go 5-7 and the Minutemen go 5-10 on the totals.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs George Mason Patriots Odds and Stats.

The Minutemen were listed as -6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Patriots at No. 211 and the Minutemen at No. 33 heading into this contest.

Massachusetts won its last outing, a 73-68 result against St. Bonaventure on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Minutemen grabbed a 73-68 win over the Bonnies on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Raphiael Putney at Mullins Center.

Last time out for George Mason, they were an 84-80 loser as they battled Saint Joseph's at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Patriots got 20 points from Jalen Jenkins, but it was Saint Joseph's that prevailed in an 84-80 final on Saturday at Patriot Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature George Mason's No. 202-rated squad against Massachusetts's No. 44-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, George Mason rates No. 207 in the country with 5.06 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 176 nationally with 5.6 per match.

A few Minutemen at Patriots trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
Massachusetts is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
George Mason is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
George Mason is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of George Mason's last 10 games
George Mason is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Massachusetts at Elon, Saturday, January 18th
George Mason at Rhode Island, Saturday, January 18th