Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Patriots versus the Explorers? Tip off is at at 6:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA. The Patriots are the favorites in this Atlantic 10 conference matchup the against the Explorers. The over/under for the game is set at 139 points.

GEORGE MASON PATRIOTS VS LA SALLE EXPLORERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: La Salle Explorers +3.5

This game will be played at Tom Gola Arena at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE LA SALLE EXPLORERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-67 in favor of the Explorers.
  • Not only will La Salle pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 141 points.

Will the Patriots Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

George Mason, who is 11-2 on the season, will face La Salle today. In their previous ten road games, including those from last year, George Mason has a 6-4 record. George Mason has a winning ATS record of 7-4-1. When on the road, they are 3-1 vs. the spread this season and 6-4 ATS in their previous ten road games.

Through 13 games, George Mason has an over/under record of 7-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 140.8 points per game so far. The Patriots have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 147 points per game.

The George Mason offense is coming off a game where they scored 94 points against North Carolina A&T. They posted a field goal percentage of 58.6% and connected on 6 threes. One area that the George Mason offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 136th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 47%.

George Mason’s defense has been playing well, ranking 57th nationally, with 65.7 points allowed per game. In today’s game vs. La Salle, the George Mason defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, George Mason made 20 free-throws vs. the Patriots.

Do the Explorers Have a Shot at a Home Win?

The Explorers currently hold a 9-4 record, having lost their most recent game to Howard (71-66). So far this season, all of the Explorers’ games have been played on the road. Heading into their game against George Mason, La Salle holds an ATS record of 7-6. In their last ten games, La Salle has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

After 13 games, La Salle has an over/under record of 8-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 149.6 points per game so far. The Explorers have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 148 points per game.

Most recently, the La Salle offense finished with just 66 points vs. Howard. For the game, they hit 8/28 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 37.7%. Khalil Brantley is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.1. Meanwhile, Jhamir Brickus also brings a PPG average of 14.2 into the game.

La Salle’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.8 points per game. The La Salle defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed Howard to connect on 8 threes.