George Mason Patriots vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks
The George Mason Patriots and the North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks meet for a Colonial Athletic Association game on Monday. The Patriots are -11 point favorites over the Seahawks with an over/under point total set at 144.
The George Mason Patriots have won three games in a row and are in first place in CAA. George Mason is 7-1 in the conference, 9-1 at home, but they have played just the 301st ranked schedule in the nation. Ryan Pearson is averaging 17.4 points and 8.2 rebounds, Mike Morrison is averaging 10.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Vertail Vaughns is averaging 10.1 points. As a team George Mason is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 47.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.4 points and their opponents shoot just 38.2 percent. With the CAA bunched at the top George Mason is anything but a lock at this point.
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks won on Saturday as Buzz Peterson’s team snapped a three game losing streak. UNCW is tied for seventh place in the CAA, 4-6 on the road this season, and 0-6 against a team with a RPI better than 100. Keith Rendelman is averaging 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, Adam Smith is averaging 15.4 points, and K.K. Simmons is averaging 7.9 points. As a team the Seahawks are averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent and their opponents average 71.5 points and their opponents shoot 43.5 percent. Many of the Seahawks losses have been one sided of late.
George Mason is 4-11 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 17-8 against the spread in their last 25 CAA games. UNCW is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall, and 2-6 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover. The favorite is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
This is a big number but the way North Carolina-Wilmington has performed against the better teams it should be a cover for the George Mason at home.
George Mason Patriots -11 UNC Wilmington Seahawks