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Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs George Mason Patriots Preview

George Mason PatriotsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Feb 25, 6:00 PM | Siegel Center

George Mason Patriots vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds


George Mason pays a visit to Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, hoping to send the Rams to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Siegel Center.

Supporters of the Patriots have watched them go 23-7 and 11-16-1 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 24-6 and 15-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 12-17, while the Patriots have a 13-15 mark.

View George Mason vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Virginia Commonwealth opened as 8-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rams at No. 82 and the Patriots at No. 71 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-72 result in favor of the Rams.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Patriots is ranked No. 89 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 169 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 78-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while George Mason rates No. 299 at 4.9 per game.

Defensively, George Mason features the nation's No. 101-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 270 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for George Mason, they were an 85-82 loser as they battled Northeastern on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. George Mason got 19 points from Mike Morrison but lost anyway, 85-82, to Northeastern on Wednesday at Matthews Arena.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 63-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UNC Wilmington. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Virginia Commonwealth earned a 63-59 victory over UNC Wilmington on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Rob Brandenberg at Trask Coliseum.

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Northeastern are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing UNC Wilmington are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Patriots at Rams trends to consider:
George Mason is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
George Mason is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
George Mason is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
George Mason is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against George Mason
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games at home