The George Mason Patriots (18-12, 10-7 A-10) will attempt to build on a five-game winning streak when hitting the road against the Richmond Spiders (14-16, 7-10 A-10) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Robins Center. It airs at 12:30 PM ET on USA.
The Spiders are currently small 2.5-point favorites over the Patriots. The over/under for the matchup is set at 133.5.
Richmond vs. George Mason Odds
Point Spread for Richmond vs. George Mason
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Richmond as the favorite.
Richmond vs. George Mason Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Richmond has -138 odds to pick up the win, while George Mason is listed at +117 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 133.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 12:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: USA
- Location: Richmond, Virginia
- Arena: Robins Center
Richmond vs. George Mason Betting Trends
Against the spread, Richmond is 11-19-0 this year. The Spiders have won in 10, or 55.6%, of the 18 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Richmond has eclipsed the over/under in 53.3% of its opportunities this year (16 times over 30 games with a set point total).
In George Mason’s 30 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Patriots have won four of the 10 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (40%). George Mason’s games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 30 opportunities (40%).
Richmond vs. George Mason Key Players to Watch
Tyler Burton is tops on his team in both points (18.6) and rebounds (7.6) per contest, and also puts up 1.4 assists. Defensively, he posts 1.5 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Neal Quinn leads the Spiders at 2.8 assists per game, while also posting 4.4 rebounds and 9.4 points. Isaiah Bigelow posts 8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 37.1% from the floor and 26.7% from beyond the arc with 1 made 3-pointers per contest. Matt Grace puts up 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.6 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
Josh Oduro is the Patriots’ top scorer (15.7 points per game) and rebounder (8), and averages 2.6 assists. The Patriots get 10.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game from De’Von Cooper. Ronald Polite is No. 1 on the Patriots in assists (4.1 per game), and puts up 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Victor Bailey Jr. gives the Patriots 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also delivers 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Richmond Spiders
A total of nine out of Richmond’s 17 A-10 games this season have hit the over. Offensively, the Spiders are scoring 69.5 points per game (235th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing 69.2 points per contest at the other end (149th-ranked). Richmond is grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game (243rd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 32.3 rebounds per contest (264th-ranked).
Offensively, the Spiders have fared better at home this year, putting up 71.5 points per game, compared to 68.7 per game when playing on the road. Richmond is 89th in the country with 8.2 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 232nd with a 33.4% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Spiders rank 271st in college basketball with 8 threes allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 184th with a 33.9% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.
The Spiders have two wins against the spread, and are 3-7 overall, over their last 10 games. Richmond has gone over the total in six of its last 10 games. Richmond has been putting up 71.3 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 69.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Richmond’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (77.5) is 8.3 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (69.2).
What you need to know about the George Mason Patriots
George Mason is 9-8-0 ATS in conference action this year. The Patriots are 227th in college basketball in points scored (69.7 per game) and 100th in points conceded (67.4). In 2022-23, George Mason is 88th in the country in rebounds (33.4 per game) and 75th in rebounds conceded (29.3).
In 2022-23 the Patriots are scoring 10.1 more points per game at home (74.5) than away (64.4). In 2022-23, George Mason is 174th in the nation in 3-point makes (7.5 per game) and 82nd in 3-point percentage (35.9%). The Patriots are 53rd in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.2 per game) and 22nd-best in 3-point percentage defensively (30.4%).
The Patriots are 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. Three of George Mason’s last 10 games have gone over the total. In its past 10 games, George Mason is scoring 66 points per game, compared to its season average of 69.7. The Patriots have fared better defensively over their past 10 games, allowing 66.7 points per contest, 0.7 fewer points than their season average of 67.4 allowed.
Richmond vs. George Mason Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Richmond, and we project that Richmond will cover the spread (Richmond -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.
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