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Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Patriots College Hoops Game Preview

Saint Joseph's HawksGeorge Mason Patriots
9-5January 11, 2014, 08:00 | Patriot Center7-8

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Saint Joseph's when they take on the George Mason Patriots on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Patriots sit at 7-8 (4-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hawks are currently 9-5 (5-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Mason is 4-7 OU, and Saint Joseph's is 3-7 OU.

View Saint Joseph's Hawks vs George Mason Patriots Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Patriots in this one found them listed as 0-point earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Hawks was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Patriots, most recently No. 221 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawks, who rate No. 134 in the latest survey.

Saint Joseph's was a 66-62 loser in its last match on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Saint Joseph's suffered a 66-62 loss against Massachusetts on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Halil Kanacevic in a losing effort at Mullins Center.

George Mason was a 71-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 17-point spread as underdogs. George Mason got 13 points from Bryon Allen but lost anyway, 71-57, to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday at Siegel Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 79 in NCAA hoops at 37.71 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. 232-ranked team in the country at 4.67 per game, while Saint Joseph's rates No. 88 at 6.93 per game.

A few Hawks at Patriots trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Saint Joseph's is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
George Mason is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
George Mason is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of George Mason's last 9 games
George Mason is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Duquesne, Wednesday, January 15th
George Mason at Massachusetts, Wednesday, January 15th