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St. Mary's Gaels host George Mason Patriots in college basketball action

George Mason PatriotsSt. Mary's Gaels
5-6December 25, 2013, 01:30 | Stan Sheriff Center9-2

The St. Mary's Gaels host George Mason on Wednesday, looking to build on their 9-2 mark against the 5-6 Patriots in college hoops action at Stan Sheriff Center.

This season, the Gaels are 9-2 overall and 6-3 ATS, while the Patriots are 5-6 and 2-6 ATS. As for the totals, St. Mary's boasts a 7-1 on the OU, and George Mason is 2-5.

View George Mason Patriots vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, St. Mary's sat as -9.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Gaels and the No. 214-rated Patriots in this matchup.

Last time out for George Mason, they were a 58-54 loser as they battled Oregon State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. George Mason got 15 points from Bryon Allen but lost anyway, 58-54, to Oregon State on Monday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 76-74 loser as they battled Hawaii on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Gaels endured a 76-74 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Monday, despite a 17-point effort from Brad Waldow at Stan Sheriff Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Patriots is ranked No. 207 in NCAA hoops at 33.82 per game. Contrast that with St. Mary's’s No. 136 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. Mary's is the No. 43-ranked team in the country at 7.91 per game, while George Mason rates No. 200 at 5.18 per game.

Next up:
George Mason home to Pennsylvania, Thursday, January 2nd
St. Mary's at Pacific, Monday, December 30th