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George Mason Patriots Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Saint Joseph's Hawks

EagleBank Arena features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host George Mason Patriots and the visiting Saint Joseph's Hawks in college hoops betting odds action on Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Saint Joseph's Hawks in this one, their betting line was listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs George Mason Patriots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The George Mason Patriots bring a 7-9 record (4-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-7 Hawks, who are 6-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed George Mason go 6-7 so far and the Saint Joseph's Hawks go 9-3.

The George Mason Patriots sit at No. 270 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Saint Joseph's Hawks sit at No. 193 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features George Mason's No. 234-ranked scoring average of 68.25 PPG, against a Saint Joseph's Hawks defense rated No. 222 and allowing 76.36 PPG. The George Mason Patriots FG% has averaged 42.29% to date this season, more than the Saint Joseph's Hawks shooters have managed so far (40.72% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Bonaventure was victimized for 23 points and 10 rebounds by Shavar Newkirk as the Hawks bested the Bonnies 85-78 in college basketball action on Saturday.

George Mason was run off the court by the Wildcats on Sunday as Davidson routed them 86-59 at EagleBank Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Joseph's is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Saint Joseph's's last 7 games on the road
  • Saint Joseph's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing George Mason
  • George Mason is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • George Mason is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • George Mason is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Joseph's at UMass, Sunday, January 14th
George Mason at Saint Louis, Saturday, January 13th