The No. 5 seed George Mason Patriots (19-12, 11-7 A-10) and the No. 12 seed Richmond Spiders (15-17, 7-11 A-10) meet in the A-10 Tournament Wednesday at Barclays Center. Gametime is at 2:00 PM.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Patriots and the Spiders features the Patriots as 3-point favorites. A 131.5-point total has been set for the game.
George Mason vs. Richmond Odds
Point Spread for George Mason vs. Richmond
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing George Mason as the favorite.
George Mason vs. Richmond Moneyline
As for the moneyline, George Mason has -157 odds to pick up the win, while Richmond is listed at +134 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 131.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: USA
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
George Mason vs. Richmond Betting Trends
George Mason has played 31 games, with 17 wins against the spread. The Patriots have been chosen as favorites in 20 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (70%) in those games. George Mason’s games this year have gone over the point total 37.5% of the time (12 out of 32 games with a set point total).
In Richmond’s 32 games this season, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Spiders are 4-8 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). Richmond’s games this season have hit the over 50% of the time (16 out of 32 games with a set point total).
George Mason vs. Richmond Key Players to Watch
Josh Oduro averages 15.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also posting 2.5 assists, shooting 55.5% from the floor. De’Von Cooper posts 10.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, shooting 36.4% from the floor and 34.1% from beyond the arc with 2 made 3-pointers per contest. Ronald Polite is tops on the Patriots at 4.1 assists per contest, while also putting up 3.2 rebounds and 11.3 points. Victor Bailey Jr. is averaging 11.8 points, 1.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest.
Tyler Burton is averaging team highs in points (18.9 per game) and rebounds (7.4). And he is contributing 1.5 assists, making 45.2% of his shots from the field and 29.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.7 triples per game. Neal Quinn is the Spiders’ top assist man (2.9 per game), and he posts 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. The Spiders get 8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game from Isaiah Bigelow. The Spiders get 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game from Matt Grace.
What you need to know about the George Mason Patriots
So far this season, seven out of George Mason’s 18 A-10 games have gone over the point total. The Patriots are putting up 69.4 points per game (235th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while giving up 67.1 points per contest (93rd-ranked). George Mason is pulling down 33.3 boards per game (91st-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 29.2 rebounds per contest (70th-ranked).
George Mason ranks 182nd in college basketball with 7.4 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 111th with a 35.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Patriots are ceding 6.2 treys per game this season (51st-ranked in college basketball), and they are allowing a 30.4% three-point percentage (22nd-best).
The Patriots are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, George Mason has gone over the total three times. George Mason’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, racking up 67 points a contest compared to the 69.4 it has averaged this year. George Mason has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 65.5 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 67.1 it has conceded per game this season.
What you need to know about the Richmond Spiders
In Richmond’s 19 chances this year in A-10 play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total nine times. At 69.3 points scored per game and 68 points allowed, the Spiders are 240th in the country offensively and 118th defensively. With 30.8 rebounds per game and 32.4 rebounds conceded, Richmond is 243rd and 271st in the nation, respectively.
Beyond the arc, Richmond is 94th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.1). It is 221st in 3-point percentage at 33.4%. Defensively, the Spiders are 241st in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.7. They are 120th in 3-point percentage conceded at 33%.
The Spiders are 3-7 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their last 10 games. Four of Richmond’s past 10 contests have hit the over. Richmond has performed better offensively over its previous 10 games, averaging 70.8 points per contest, 1.5 more than its season average of 69.3. The Spiders are allowing 70.4 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 68 points allowed.
George Mason vs. Richmond Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Richmond, and we expect that Richmond will cover the spread (George Mason -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131.5 points.
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