Saint Joseph’s vs. George Mason Prediction, Odds and Key Players for A-10 Second Round (Take the Under)

College basketball betting preview, prediction and best bet for Saint Joseph’s-George Mason. 

Dec 5, 2023; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Santiago Vescovi (25) defends George Mason's Keyshawn Hall.
Dec 5, 2023; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Santiago Vescovi (25) defends George Mason's Keyshawn Hall. / Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
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The winner of Wednesday's second-round tilt between No. 8 George Mason and No. 9 Saint Joseph’s will face top-seeded Richmond in the A-10 Tournament Quarterfinals Thursday morning. Who will get there? 

George Mason won 20-plus games for the second consecutive year, but went just 9-9 in conference play. The Patriots pulled out wins in their final two games of the regular season and look to ride that momentum in a game nearing pick ‘em against Saint Joseph’s. 

The Hawks played .500 ball for the final dozen games of the regular season. Saint Joseph’s has a two-point win over George Mason on its resume already. Can they add to it and advance to challenge the league’s regular-season champion? Here’s the betting preview for Wednesday morning’s matchup with a best bet. 

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Saint Joseph’s vs. George Mason Odds, Spread and Total

Saint Joseph’s vs. George Mason Betting Trends

  • Saint Joseph’s is 16-15 ATS this season
  • George Mason is 17-12-1 ATS this season
  • Saint Joseph’s is 12-9 ATS as a favorite this season
  • George Mason is 6-3 ATS as an underdog this season
  • The OVER is 18-13 in Saint Joseph’s games this season
  • The OVER is 15-15 in George Mason games this season

Saint Joseph’s vs. George Mason How to Watch

  • Date: Wednesday, March 13 
  • Game time: 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Venue: Barclays Center 
  • How to watch (TV): USA Network
  • Saint Joseph’s record: 19-12
  • George Mason record: 20-11

Saint Joseph’s vs. George Mason Key Players to Watch

Saint Joseph’s 

Rasheer Fleming: The 6-foot-9 sophomore forward gets it done on both sides of the floor. Fleming is one of five double-digit scorers in the Hawks’ lineup and leads the team in rebounding (7.2) while shooting 52.9% from the field. Fleming was one rebound shy of a double-double in each of the last two games, combining for 34 points and 18 rebounds. 

George Mason 

Keyshawn Hall: It appears Hall, the Patriots’ leading scorer and rebounder, will be good to go for the A-10 Tournament after sitting out the final three games of the regular season with an ankle injury. Hall averages 17.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game and has nine double-doubles on the year. 

Saint Joseph’s vs. George Mason Prediction and Pick 

George Mason’s defense highlights this matchup. The Patriots, No. 82 in defensive efficiency, according to KenPom, is a top-50 team in effective field goal percentage and uses its tall lineup (top-100 in average height) to wreak havoc down low. George Mason is No. 11 in the nation against 2-point defense. 

They’ll have a tall task to slow down a Saint Joseph’s offense that is top-100 in most shooting metrics. However, George Mason’s offense has been humming of late, holding its last four opponents to 54.2 points per game. The Patriots are No. 1 in the A-10 in scoring defense, permitting just 66 points a night and holding opponents to 40.2% shooting, second-best in the league. 

George Mason’s offense has been good, too, but has also struggled of late having not eclipsed the 70-point mark in five consecutive contests. The Patriots are top-3 in the conference in 2-point shooting and offensive rebounding percentage, but turnovers have been an issue all season. George Mason is 13th in the A-10 in turnover and steal percentage. Unders have come through in four consecutive George Mason games. That continues Wednesday morning in a high-stakes conference tournament matchup. 

Pick: UNDER 137


Game odds update periodically and are subject to change.