The George Mason Patriots (4-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they square off against the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (2-2) at EagleBank Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. George Mason Patriots Betting Preview
In the Greyhounds’ last game, they beat the Fairfield Stags, 84-75. Andrew Kostecka was the top scorer from either team with 31 points on 11-for-18 shooting. Loyola Maryland played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.373 (above their season average of 0.213) and a turnover percentage of 18.9 (worse than their season average of 16.7). Fairfield had marks of 0.263 and 24.6, respectively, for those same stats.
The Patriots hope to keep it rolling after topping the James Madison Dukes in their last game, 83-70. George Mason received a boost from AJ Wilson, who put up seven points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. George Mason dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.493 (below their season average of 0.522) and a turnover percentage of 10.2 (better than their season average of 15.6). James Madison had marks of 0.382 and 13.1, respectively, for those same stats.
This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of George Mason. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, George Mason ranks 191st in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.9 percent), while the disruptive defense of Loyola Maryland has forced the 67th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.1 percent).
Loyola Maryland Greyhounds at George Mason Patriots Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – George Mason, ATS Winner – Loyola Maryland, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Greyhounds rank 47th in three pointers allowed per game (19.9) while the Patriots rank 195th (22.8).
George Mason averages 3.4 blocks per game, which is ranked 128th in the nation. Loyola Maryland ranks 247th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
George Mason ranks 145th in rebounds per game (36.0) while Loyola Maryland ranks 319th (31.1).
The Greyhounds average 8.7 steals per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. The Patriots rank 189th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
George Mason ranks 122nd in assists allowed per game (12.6) while Loyola Maryland ranks 272nd (15.4).