The George Mason Patriots (4-0) hope to remain undefeated when they meet the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (2-2) at EagleBank Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. George Mason Patriots Betting Prediction
In the Greyhounds’ last contest, they topped the Fairfield Stags, 84-75. The Greyhounds had an absurd free throw rate of 0.373 (above their season average of 0.213), while the Stags had a turnover percentage of 24.6 (above their season average of 16.1). With 31 points on 11-for-18 shooting, Andrew Kostecka was the top scorer from either team.
The Patriots defeated the James Madison Dukes in their last contest, 83-70. The Patriots held the Dukes to an effective field goal percentage of 0.382 (below their season average of 0.477) and had a turnover percentage of 10.2 (better than their season average of 15.6). With seven points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, George Mason’s AJ Wilson played well.
It could be an error-filled game for the George Mason offense. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, George Mason ranks 191st in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.9 percent), while the gambling defense of Loyola Maryland has forced the 67th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.1 percent).
Loyola Maryland vs. George Mason Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Loyola Maryland
George Mason ranks 145th in rebounds per game (36.0) while Loyola Maryland ranks 319th (31.1).
The Greyhounds rank 17th in steals per game (8.7) while 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).
The Greyhounds rank 47th in three pointers allowed per game (19.9) while the Patriots rank 195th (22.8).
George Mason blocks 3.4 opponent shots per game, which ranks 128th in the nation. Loyola Maryland ranks 247th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).