The Patriots and Ramblers are set to face off at 4:30 ET on USA. The Ramblers will host the game at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago, IL. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 137 points, and Loyola Chicago is favored by -4 to win at home against George Mason.


The Pick: George Mason Patriots +4

This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Ramblers.
  • Even though we have Loyola Chicago winning straight-up, we like George Mason at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Patriots Pull Off a Win at Chicago?

George Mason enters today’s game as a 4-point underdog, and they are 4-4 this season when tabbed as the underdog. The Patriots have won three straight games, and they are 18-8 overall this season. On the road, George Mason is just 5-5, compared to a 12-3 record at home.

Coming off a 71-67 win over Dayton, the Patriots have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games. For the season, they have a scoring differential of -1.3 points per game on the road.

George Mason has been a solid team against the spread this season, going 15-9-1. Their road ATS mark is 7-3, and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. As the underdog, the Patriots have an ATS record of 6-2 and have gone 7-3 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line in George Mason’s games this season (140.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is lower than the season average of 140.7. So far this year, their over/under record is 14-11.

The Patriots’ offense finished with 71 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73.6 points per contest. Keyshawn Hall is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 17.7. Meanwhile, Darius Maddox also brings a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.

At this time, the Patriots’ defense is positioned 61st in the country, permitting 67.2 points per game. The George Mason defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Dayton to connect on 5 threes.

Can Loyola Chicago Grab a Win at Home?

After winning their last game against Rhode Island by a score of 77-67, Loyola Chicago is now on a six-game winning streak. They have an overall record of 19-7 and have gone 11-2 in Atlantic 10 play. At home, the Ramblers are 11-4 this season and have won their last four games.

For the season, Loyola Chicago has been favored in 16 of their games, going 13-3 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +7.0 points per game, and they are 9-1 in their last ten games at home.

As the favorite, Loyola Chicago has gone 9-7 vs. the spread this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Their overall ATS record is 14-11. At home, the Ramblers have an ATS mark of 7-8 this year and have gone 6-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Loyola Chicago’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-14-1 and today’s line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.

In their recent matchup, the Loyola Chicago offense ended with 77 points against Rhode Island. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.9% and made 6 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Ramblers offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

So far, the Ramblers’ defense is ranked 65th in the country at 67.5 points per contest. The Loyola Chicago defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Rhode Island to connect on 4 threes.