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#789 George Mason 138.5 vs.
#790 Richmond -11
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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George Mason Patriots vs Richmond Spiders

Where: Robins Center, Richmond, VA

When: Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 PM. ET.

The Richmond Spiders will be going for their fifth consecutive win when they take on the George Mason Patriots on Wednesday night.

Patriots Going For Third Win In Eight Games

The Patriots haven’t played well over the last few weeks and have lost five of their last seven games. They will be trying to bounce back from their loss to George Washington with a win over the Spiders, which will give them their third win in their last eight games.

George Mason has struggled offensively, averaging 68.2 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent shooting from the field and 30 percent from three-point range. They finished with 67 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better if they want to beat the Spiders.

Xavier Johnson led the way for the Patriots with 17 points, four rebounds, and two assists. AJ Wilson finished with 16 points, four rebounds, and four assists, while Josh Oduro added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Patriots.

George Mason has played well defensively, giving up 68.2 points per game. They gave up 73 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to give themselves a chance to win this game.

Spiders Going For Eighth Win In 10 Games

The Spiders have played well over the past couple of weeks, winning seven of their last 10 games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Patriots, which will give them their fifth win in a row and eighth win in their last 10 games.

Richmond has played well offensively, averaging 75.1 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 59 points in their last game and will need a much better performance if they want to pick up the win.

Nick Sherod led the way for the Spiders with 23 points and eight rebounds. Grant Golden finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds and six assists, while Nathan Cayo added 11 points and six rebounds for the Spiders.

Richmond has also done well defensively, giving up 67.2 points per game. They gave up 59 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to beat the Patriots.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Patriots haven’t played well offensively this season, averaging 68.2 points per game. They have played worse on the road, averaging 66.1 points per game and will have trouble putting up points against the Spiders, who are holding opponents to 66.4 points per game at home. The Patriots have also struggled defensively on the road, giving up 70.6 points per game on the road. With the Spiders averaging 77 points per game at home, the Patriots will have a hard time slowing them down in this game. The Spiders have also done a better job finding the open shooter, averaging 15.3 assists per game to George Mason’s 11 assists per game. With the Spiders winning three of the last four meetings between the two teams, Richmond is the best bet.

Prediction: Richmond Spiders

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Spiders have played well defensively, especially at home where they are holding opponents to 66.4 points per game. They have been great in their last four games, holding their opponents to 53.2 points per game and will keep the Patriots, who are averaging 66.1 points per game on the road, under 60 points in this game. The Patriots haven’t been as effective defensively, giving up 70.6 points per game on the road. They have given up 70.2 points per game in their last five games and will keep the Spiders under their season average, which will keep the score under the total.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Spiders will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Patriots in the first half of their last three games, averaging 33.3 points per game while the Fighting Illini average 31.7 points per game.

Prediction: Richmond Spiders

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The Patriots and Spiders are averaging 65 combined points per game the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.