George Mason vs Saint Joseph’s (PA): College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – January 23, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 23, 2021 - Last Updated on January 25, 2021

The Saint Joseph’s (PA) Hawks (1-9) are 3.5-point underdogs as they look to break a three-game losing streak when they host the George Mason Patriots (6-3) on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Hagan Arena. The matchup airs at 12:30 PM ET on NBCS. The point total is 145.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 23, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Hawks (+3.5)

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (1.9 points) is a little tighter than the 3.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Patriots, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Pick OU:
Over (145.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (150.7 points) marginally higher than the DraftKings over/under (145.5 points).

Prediction: George Mason 76, Saint Joseph’s (PA) 74

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Patriots’ average implied point total this season is 0.8 fewer points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (74.2 implied points on average compared to 75 implied points in this game).
  • George Mason has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (75) three times.
  • The Hawks’ average implied point total on the season (80.3 points) is 9.3 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (71 points).
  • Saint Joseph’s (PA) has scored more than this game’s implied total of 71 points six times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

George Mason and Saint Joseph’s (PA) Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Patriots 2-6 2-3 3-5
Hawks 4-5-1 0-1 9-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

George Mason

Saint Joseph’s (PA)
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/20/2021 Saint Joseph’s (PA) Win 87-85 1/20/2021 George Mason Loss 87-85
1/16/2021 Rhode Island Loss 80-60 1/18/2021 La Salle Loss 90-83
1/13/2021 La Salle Win 75-42 1/12/2021 Davidson Loss 80-66
1/9/2021 Richmond Loss 77-57 1/9/2021 Albany (NY) Win 67-64
12/23/2020 Towson Win 70-65 1/3/2021 Rhode Island Loss 85-77

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