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Rhode Island Rams vs George Mason Patriots Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

George Mason PatriotsRhode Island Rams
7-10January 18, 2014, 12:30 | Thomas M. Ryan Center9-9

A key college battle sees the visiting George Mason Patriots travelling to Rhode Island Saturday to take on the Rams.

The Patriots will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rams are 8-5 ATS. George Mason is 6-7 against the total, while Rhode Island is 5-8 versus the number.

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

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Rams as -5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Rams - Patriots odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rhode Island is rated No. 171 in the current Odds Shark poll, while George Mason is at No. 211.

George Mason was an 88-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Patriots wasted a 26-point performance from Sherrod Wright in losing to Massachusetts 88-87 on Wednesday at Patriot Center.

Rhode Island was a 72-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Rams endured a 72-62 loss at the hands of the Explorers on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Xavier Munford at Tom Gola Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rhode Island's No. 108-rated squad against George Mason's No. 200-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rhode Island rates No. 228 in the country with 4.72 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 208 nationally with 5.06 per match.

A few Patriots at Rams trends to consider:
George Mason is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
George Mason is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Mason's last 5 games
George Mason is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Rhode Island is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Rhode Island is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
George Mason at Fordham, Wednesday, January 22nd
Rhode Island at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 22nd