George Mason (0-2) vs Georgia Southern Eagles (1-0)Date : 11/13/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Georgia
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
George Mason vs Georgia Southern Eagles
The Patriots of George Mason will travel to Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Georgia, to face the Georgia Southern Eagles on Tuesday night at 7 pm EST. The Patriots are coming off a 78-75 home loss to the American University Eagles as 15 turnovers along with allowing the road team to shoot 40% from the three-point arc doomed their possibilities for a win on Friday night. The Eagles of Georgia Southern, on the other hand, picked up a blowout win at home versus the Carver Bible College Cougars on Wednesday night as they scored 61 points in the first half while also outdoing themselves in the second by putting up 78 points on a night where they shot 68% from the field. George Mason also suffered a 74-51 home loss to the Eagles on December 12, 2017 as the Eagles shot 43% for the night while holding the Patriots to only 29% shooting for the night.
George Mason's Latest Performance :
George Mason suffered a huge home setback to the American University Eagles in their last outing as the Eagles took the game into overtime while outscoring the home team 12-9, thus sending the Patriots to 0-2 on the season after being favorites in both matchups. Reserves Ian Boyd and AJ Wilson each had 11 points in the game to pace the Patriots while Otis Livingston II along with Jaire Grayer each had ten points each in the loss.
The Patriots only shot 43% in the game along with 28% from the field while allowing the Eagles to shoot 46% in addition to nailing eight threes for the contest. In all, they simply had defensive breakdowns throughout the game, and will certainly need to shore up this area as they face a Georgia Southern team that has gained much confidence from their last outing and will certainly be looking to continue their stellar play.
Georgia Southern Eagles 's Latest Performance :
Georgia Southern had no problems putting away Carver Bible College in their last matchup as the Eagles allowed just 31% shooting from the field while outrebounding them by a margin of 55-22 for the game. Also, their defense collected 27 turnovers in the matchup while allowing the Cougars to make only four of 25 three points attempts for yhe night. For the Eagles, eight players were in double figures beginning with Quan Jackson with 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists while David Lee Jones Jr along with Ike Smith chipped in 18 and 17 points, respectively. They may also have success versus a George Mason team that allowed their opponents to shoot 49% from the field along with 40% from three-point range in their last outing.
How George Mason & Georgia Southern Eagles Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
George Mason is 0-2 ATS while the OU is 1-1
Georgia Southern is 0-0 ATS while the OU is 0-0
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will certainly be a matchup with teams will potent offenses, however, the Eagles will certainly look to keep up the defensive pressure early and often on the Patriots as they will turn the ball over as they illustrated versus American. On the other hand, the Eagles will also look to keep their offense clicking on a defense for the Patriots that were severely caught sleeping in their last time out. In all, look for this to be a competitive, high scoring contest to where the home team may indeed have the advantage coming in.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Eagles in this matchup as they have been playing well on both sides of the ball to start the season. Of course, their offense has been clicking thus far, which can certainly be a task for a George Mason team that was not solid on the defensive perimeter in their last time out. Look for Georgia Southern to apply the pressure on defense early versus the Patriots while also picking up some easy baskets . In the end, the Eagles will certainly pull away at some point as their defense will be the tip of the spear in this Tuesday matchup.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the over to be the play with the Patriots not being where they need to be on the defensive end. And while the Patriots will put some points on the board, however, with the defense for the Eagles playing solidly, expect for them to be neutralized as the game wears on. In all, the Eagles will certainly run up the score, yet again, on a subpar George Mason squad at home on Tuesday.
Betting trends for George Mason:
- The Patriots are 1-4 ATS in last five games
- The Over is 6-2 in Patriots last eight games
Betting trends for Georgia Southern Eagles :
- The EAgles are 4-2-1 ATS in their last seven games
- The Over is 5-3 in the Eagles last eight games