A10 foes will clash when the Richmond Spiders (19-6, 9-3 A10) take on the George Mason Patriots (14-11, 3-9 A10) at the Robins Center. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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The Patriots fell to the George Washington Colonials in their last contest, 73-67. Josh Oduro had a solid performance for George Mason, recording 13 points and 11 rebounds. George Washington did a fantastic job of making free throws (15-20; 75.0 percent). George Mason, on the other hand, held the Colonials to an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.4 (below the 29.0 mark opponents have averaged against George Mason this season).
The last time the Spiders took the floor, they blew out the VCU Rams, 77-59. Grant Golden played a key role for Richmond with 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. The Spiders had a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.595 (above their season average of 0.535), while the Rams had a free throw rate of 0.100 (below their season average of 0.240).
Richmond figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Spiders rank 68th in offensive efficiency, while George Mason ranks 188th in defensive efficiency.
These two schools have already met once this season. The Spiders won 97-87. The Spiders played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.531 and a turnover percentage of 14.8. The Patriots were 0.254 and 18.0, respectively, for those same stats. Despite the loss, Javon Greene was the game’s leading scorer with 39 points.
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Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Richmond, ATS Winner – George Mason, O/U – Over
George Mason averages 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 77th in the NCAA. Richmond ranks 205th in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).
The Spiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.8, up from 8.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Patriots have scored an average of 67.0 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (4.0 above their season average).