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(13-18) Fordham Rams vs. George Mason Patriots (19-12)
2017 NCAA Basketball – A10
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: George Mason -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 129.5
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George Mason was just 9-9 in the A10 this season but they are hovering near that magical 20 win mark so many use to identify a successful season. Odds are they can get it in the tournament opener.
Fordham did not have much of a season. They might be able to knock off George Mason in this situation but I would not expect it…or much more if they do.
The Rams closed the season with three straight losses, hardly an indicator that a run is around the corner. This is a good defensive team though, giving up just 67ppg. They are going to need it this week.
The Rams rely on a core of four players, all of whom play more than 30 minutes per game. JaVontate Hawkins is the leading scorer but does not set up his teammates at all…he is averaging 1 assist per game. Maybe that is why he is on his third program.
Joseph Chartouny and Antwoine Anderson are co point guards. They could both be a little sharper with the rock and better deep shooters but they are solid. They keep them in good sets even if the offense is limited.
This team does not have much size and suffered a blow when Prokop Slanina was ruled out indefinitely with a wrist injury at the beginning of the month. There is no defensive presence at the rim with Fordham.
George Mason Patriots
GMU had a tough close to the season losing four of their last five as they took on the top tier of the conference. Their lone was a one pointer over Duquesne, the worst team in the league. Still they have 19 wins.
Senior Marquise Moore had a very productive final season averaging a double-double with 17 and 11. The rebounding is especially impressive as he is just 6’2″. Very, very impressive.
Jalen Jenkins is not very tall but he has the bulk to play the four. Like Moore he is a senior who has gotten better every season and that leadership will make them a tough out in a game they are supposed to win.
This is a small team that has no choice but to play with pace. They are going to take a lot of long shots and hope that enough of them find the bottom of the nets. They are a hard team to project on a neutral court.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-2 in FOR last 10 Thu. games.
- FOR are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.
- Over is 32-13 in GMU last 45 overall.
- Over is 35-16 in GMU last 51 vs. Atlantic 10.
Free Fordham Rams vs. George Mason Patriots NCAAB Prediction:
When the line is released George Mason will definitely be the favourite. They are more talented and experienced so it is hard to see the Rams rising up to beat them.
Fordham definitely want to play at a slower pace. Sometimes at a neutral site where it is unfamiliar to both teams that allows for the underdog to stay in it longer than expected.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 129.5
Look for George Mason to be in the -7 range. There is some value in that number as they hold on down that stretch and win by double-digits.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: George Mason 77 – Fordham 67
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