The George Mason Patriots (17-12, 9-7 A-10) will host the Fordham Rams (23-6, 11-5 A-10) after winning three straight home games. It starts at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
The Patriots are currently moderate 3.5-point favorites against the Rams. The matchup has a point total of 137.5.
George Mason vs. Fordham Odds
Point Spread for George Mason vs. Fordham
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing George Mason as the favorite.
George Mason vs. Fordham Moneyline
As for the moneyline, George Mason has -174 odds to pick up the win, while Fordham is listed at +147 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 137.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Fairfax, Virginia
- Arena: EagleBank Arena
George Mason vs. Fordham Betting Trends
George Mason is 15-14-0 against the spread this year. The Patriots have been favorites in 19 games this season and have come away with the win 13 times (68.4%) in those contests. George Mason has eclipsed the over/under in 41.4% of its opportunities this year (12 times in 29 games with a set point total).
Fordham has 18 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. The Rams have gone 5-5 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games). Fordham’s games this season have hit the over on 17 of 29 set point totals (58.6%).
George Mason vs. Fordham Key Players to Watch
Josh Oduro averages 15.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also averaging 2.7 assists, shooting 56.4% from the field. De’Von Cooper puts up 10.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Ronald Polite paces the Patriots at 4 assists per game, while also posting 3.1 rebounds and 11.3 points. Victor Bailey Jr. averages 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
Darius Quisenberry leads the Rams in scoring (17.1 points per game), and averages 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He also averages 1.1 steals and 0 blocked shots. Khalid Moore gives the Rams 14.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Antrell Charlton is posting a team-high 3.7 assists per contest. And he is producing 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds, making 39.6% of his shots from the floor. Kyle Rose gets the Rams 7.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He also averages 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the George Mason Patriots
George Mason and its A-10 opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 16 times this season. This year, the Patriots are averaging 69.9 points per game (223rd-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 67.7 points per contest (109th-ranked). With 33.1 boards per game, George Mason ranks 104th in college basketball. It surrenders 29 rebounds per contest, which ranks 61st in college basketball.
The Patriots put up 75.2 points per game in home games, compared to 64.4 points per game away from home, a difference of 10.8 points per contest. George Mason is draining 7.7 threes per game (147th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while putting up a 36.2% three-point percentage (74th-ranked). With 6.3 three-pointers conceded per game, the Patriots are 62nd in the nation. They are giving up a 31.2% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 47th in college basketball.
The Patriots have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. George Mason has hit the over in four of its last 10 outings. George Mason’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, racking up 67.5 points a contest compared to the 69.9 it has averaged this season. George Mason’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (68.1) is 0.4 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (67.7).
What you need to know about the Fordham Rams
A total of nine Fordham conference games this season have hit the over. At 72.2 points scored per game and 67.9 points allowed, the Rams are 171st in college basketball offensively and 118th defensively. At 34.2 rebounds per game and 29.7 rebounds conceded, Fordham is 49th and 93rd in the country, respectively.
At home the Rams are scoring 73.6 points per game, 4.1 more than they are averaging away (69.5). Beyond the arc, Fordham is 137th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (7.8). It is 287th in 3-point percentage at 32.3%. In 2022-23 the Rams are 19th-best in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (5.6 per game) and 150th in defensive 3-point percentage (33.3%).
The Rams have gone 8-2 over their last 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Fordham has hit the over seven times. Fordham has performed better offensively over its past 10 games, generating 73.1 points per contest, 0.9 more than its season average of 72.2. While the Rams are allowing 67.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their past 10 games, allowing 69.2 points per contest.
George Mason vs. Fordham Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is George Mason, and we project that Fordham will cover the spread (George Mason -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 137.5 points.
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