Richmond Spiders vs. George Mason Patriots: January 9, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Richmond Spiders (6-1) visit the George Mason Patriots (4-1) as 5.5-point favorites after Blake Francis scored 27 points in the Spiders 75-73 victory over Loyola Chicago. The matchup airs on CBS Sports at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 144 points.

Betting Information

Richmond vs George Mason Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Richmond -5.5 -113 -109 144 -108 -113 -245 195

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Computer picks for Richmond vs George Mason
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pick Em Over (144) Richmond 76 George Mason 70

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Total Facts

  • In 85.7% of their opportunities this year (six of seven chances), the Spiders and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 144 points.
  • George Mason has played in two games this season (out of five total matchups — 40% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 144 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 147.7 points per game, 3.7 more points than the total of 144 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 139.3 points per game, 4.7 less than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average point total for Spiders games this season is 3.4 more points than the total of 144 in this matchup.
  • Patriots games this year have averaged an over/under of 139.6 points, 4.4 less than the point total in this matchup.

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Richmond Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Richmond has been strong this season, posting a 4-3 record.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Spiders have put up a 2-2 record ATS.
  • The Spiders have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 2 times in 7 games this season.

George Mason Betting Information

  • George Mason has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 1-3 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Patriots have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • George Mason has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 25% of matchups this year (1 out of 4 contests).

Head to Head

Richmond vs George Mason (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/19/2020 Richmond -11 142.5 -731 +500 Regular Season 65-50 RICH
1/18/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 97-87 RICH
2/27/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-63 GMSN
2/6/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-67 RICH

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Richmond Leaders

  • Francis leads the Spiders in scoring, tallying 16.4 points per game to go with 1.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
  • Tyler Burton leads Richmond in rebounding, averaging 8.2 per game, while Jacob Gilyard leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.5 in each contest.
  • The Spiders get the most three-point shooting production out of Francis, who makes 2.3 threes per game.
  • The Richmond steals leader is Gilyard, who averages 3.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Souleymane Koureissi, who compiles 0.5 rejections per contest.

George Mason Leaders

  • Jordan Miller is the top scorer for the Patriots with 16.1 points per game. He also adds 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game to his stats.
  • Josh Oduro is at the top of the Patriots rebounding leaderboard with 5.9 rebounds per game, and Xavier Johnson leads the squad in assists with 2.7 per contest.
  • Tyler Kolek is consistent from deep and leads the Patriots with 2.8 made threes per game.
  • Javon Greene (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for George Mason while AJ Wilson (2.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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