George Mason Patriots vs UMass Minutemen 12/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

George Mason Patriots vs UMass Minutemen 12/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The George Mason Patriots will battle the UMass Minutemen at William D. Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM, EST.

The Patriots ended their 3-game winning streak after getting a blowout loss in their last game against the Norfolk State Spartans at EagleBank Arena. George Mason started with a strong game plan as they were able to gain a 3-point advantage (30-27) over the Spartans during the 1st half. However, the Norfolk State Spartans gained the upper hand with their formidable defense as the squad outscored the Patriots at 41-35 for the 2nd half. The tight match-up ended at 68-65, in favor of the Spartans.

The Patriots drained 40.3% of their FGs on 25-62 shooting while sinking 6-31 for their 3-point shots for 19.4%. They were 52.9% in free throws on 9-17 attempts. The squad outrebounded the Spartans at 41-33 and had a total of 17 team turnovers. The George Mason Patriots are 10th in the Atlantic 10 Conference with an overall record of 4 wins and 2 losses.

Tyler Kolek led the team with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal while Josh Oduro complemented his play with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Javon Greene made 9 on his own, while the rest of the starters combined for 10 points. Bahaide Haidara came off the bench and chipped in an additional 8 points to the scoreboard. George Mason is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.

George Mason Patriots vs UMass Minutemen Predictions 12/30/2020

The seesaw trend continued for the UMass Minutemen after they dropped their recent game against the Bryant Bulldogs. The teams were toe-on-toe and tried to keep the match going at a steady pace. The Bulldogs aggressively pursued their charges and were able to take the lead at 48-40 for the 1st half of the game. The UMass Minutemen persevered and kept going with their attacks in hopes of balancing out the score. The squad managed to add 48 more to their score, while Bryant garnered 45. Despite the home-court advantage, UMass wasn’t able to pull through and handed the Bulldogs the victory at 93-88.

The UMass Minutemen made 39.1% of their shots on the floor on 27-69 attempts while draining 26.5% of their 3s on 9-34 shooting. The team only missed 4 of their free throws on 25 of 29 attempts for 86.2%. They had a total of 31 team rebounds and 13 turnovers. The team ranks 3rd in the Atlantic 10 Conference with an overall record of 2 wins and 2 losses.

Carl Pierre tried to carry the team with his 23 points, 5 boards, and 1 steal, while Noah Fernandes dropped 14 points, along with 5 rebounds, 8 dimes, and 3 steals. Tre Mitchell and Javohn Garcia combined for 24 points, 5 boards, 3 assists, and 2 steals. T.J. Weeks entered the game and accumulated 12 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. The Minutemen are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games and 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played on a Wednesday.

George Mason Patriots VS UMass Minutemen. The NCAAB pick to win the game is the George Mason Patriots +5. The Minutemen may seem like a more favorable option as the team is scoring consecutive wins for this season. But against a solid and formidable team like George Mason, UMass will struggle with their crippling defenses. With their previous game performances, George Mason has proved that they are headstrong and can strategically encroach their rival’s defensive lines. The Patriots have the better game-play overall against the Minutemen and will win this contest predicted at 78-75.

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George Mason Patriots vs UMass Minutemen 12/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 6:00 PM, EST

Location: William D. Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts

Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020


NCAAB ODDS: George Mason Patriots +5


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