The No. 4 seed Saint Louis Billikens (20-11, 12-6 A-10) are squaring off against the No. 5 seed George Mason Patriots (20-12, 11-7 A-10) in the A-10 Tournament on Thursday at Barclays Center. The contest is scheduled for 2:00 PM.
Thursday’s matchup between the Billikens and the Patriots features the Billikens as 5.5-point favorites. A 140-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
Saint Louis vs. George Mason Odds
Point Spread for Saint Louis vs. George Mason
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Saint Louis as the favorite.
Saint Louis vs. George Mason Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Saint Louis has -244 odds to pick up the win, while George Mason is listed at +198 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 140 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: USA
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
Saint Louis vs. George Mason Betting Trends
Against the spread, Saint Louis is 13-17-0 this year. The Billikens have been chosen as favorites in 26 games this year and have walked away with the win 18 times (69.2%) in those games. Saint Louis’ games this year have gone over the point total 15 times in 32 opportunities (46.9%).
George Mason is 18-14-0 against the spread this season. The Patriots have won 45.5% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (5-6). George Mason’s games this year have gone over the total in 12 of 32 opportunities (37.5%).
Saint Louis vs. George Mason Key Players to Watch
Yuri Collins puts up a team-best 10.1 assists per contest. He is also posting 11.3 points and 3.2 rebounds, shooting 43.8% from the floor. Gibson Jimerson paces his team in points per contest (14), and also averages 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists. At the other end, he puts up 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Francis Okoro paces the Billikens at 8.7 rebounds per game, while also averaging 0.7 assists and 7 points. Javon Pickett is putting up 9.6 points, 1.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game.
Josh Oduro is posting team highs in points (15.6 per game) and rebounds (8.1). And he is contributing 2.5 assists, making 55.8% of his shots from the field. Ronald Polite is averaging a team-leading 4.1 assists per game. He’s also contributing 11.5 points and 3.2 rebounds, making 43.9% of his shots from the floor, and 36% from beyond the arc resulting in 1.1 treys per game. De’Von Cooper is averaging 10.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, making 36.4% of his shots from the field and 33.7% from beyond the arc, with 2 triples per contest. Victor Bailey Jr. is putting up 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, making 44.9% of his shots from the floor and 47% from beyond the arc, with 2.3 triples per contest.
What you need to know about the Saint Louis Billikens
Saint Louis has put together a 7-11-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. This year, the Billikens are scoring 75.3 points per game (95th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 71.1 points per contest (208th-ranked). Saint Louis ranks 24th-best in the nation by pulling down 35.5 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 146th in college basketball (30.6 allowed per contest).
With 6.9 threes per game, Saint Louis is 234th in college basketball. It owns a 35.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 112th in college basketball. The Billikens rank 252nd in college basketball with 7.8 threes allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 173rd with a 33.6% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Billikens have gone 5-5 in their past 10 games, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Five of Saint Louis’ last 10 outings have hit the over. Saint Louis has been scoring 72.1 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 75.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The past 10 games have seen Saint Louis concede 1.1 more points per game (72.2) than its season-long average (71.1).
What you need to know about the George Mason Patriots
A total of seven George Mason conference games this year have gone over the point total. The Patriots put up 69.2 points per game and allow 66.8, making them 243rd in the nation offensively and 83rd on defense. George Mason grabs 33.2 rebounds per game and concede 28.9 boards, ranking 96th and 57th, respectively, in college basketball.
George Mason is 182nd in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.4 per game) and 118th in 3-point percentage (35.3%). Defensively, the Patriots are 35th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6. They are 17th-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 30%.
The Patriots have gone 8-2 over their past 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, George Mason has gone over the total twice. While George Mason is putting up 69.2 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its previous 10 games, producing 65.6 points per contest. The Patriots are ceding 63.3 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 3.5 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (66.8).
Saint Louis vs. George Mason Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Saint Louis, and we project that George Mason will cover the spread (Saint Louis -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 140 points.
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