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Virginia Commonwealth Rams home to George Mason Patriots in NCAA Basketball betting action

George Mason PatriotsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
7-7January 09, 2014, 07:00 | Siegel Center12-3

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams host George Mason on Thursday, looking to build on their 12-3 mark against the 7-7 Patriots in college hoops action at Siegel Center.

Virginia Commonwealth battles the Patriots, currently sitting with a 7-7 mark (3-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-9 for the Rams and 4-6 for the Patriots.

View George Mason Patriots vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting George Mason before tip-off in this one found them as 15-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Rams - Patriots odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Commonwealth is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while George Mason is at No. 221.

George Mason was a 71-66 loser in its last match on the road against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Sherrod Wright scored 25 points for George Mason on Saturday, but the Monarchs managed a 71-66 victory over the Patriots at Ted Constant Center.

Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were an 81-63 winner as they battled Stony Brook at home. Virginia Commonwealth earned an 81-63 victory over Stony Brook on Friday, getting 20 points from Treveon Graham at Siegel Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Patriots rank No. 212 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.71 per game. That compares with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 167 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Commonwealth is college basketball's No. 61-ranked team at 7.53 per game, while the Patriots rate No. 225 with 4.86 per game.

Next up:
George Mason home to Saint Joseph's, Saturday, January 11th
Virginia Commonwealth at George Washington, Tuesday, January 14th