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Saint Louis Billikens vs George Mason Patriots Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

George Mason PatriotsSaint Louis Billikens
7-13February 01, 2014, 02:30 | Chaifetz Arena19-2

Saint Louis will look to improve on its 19-2 record on Saturday when they host George Mason in NCAA basketball odds action at Chaifetz Arena.

The Patriots will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Billikens are 8-10 ATS. George Mason is 8-8 on the totals; Saint Louis is 6-12.

View George Mason Patriots vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The Billikens were listed as -15-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Billikens sit at No. 29 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Patriots sit at No. 206 on the same chart.

George Mason lost its last outing, a 75-69 result against George Washington on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Patriots endured a 75-69 loss at the hands of the Colonials on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Johnny Williams at Patriot Center.

Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 77-57 winner as they battled Richmond at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Richmond out of the gym and running up a 77-57 score at Chaifetz Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Louis's No. 169-ranked offense, averaging 70.71 PPG, against a Patriots defense that ranks No. 147 at 70.3 PPG. The Billikens field goal percentage has averaged 43.88% so far, more than the Patriots marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.58% per game.

A few Patriots at Billikens trends to consider:
George Mason is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
George Mason is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Mason's last 5 games
George Mason is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saint Louis's last 8 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
George Mason home to Dayton, Wednesday, February 5th
Saint Louis at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, February 5th