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Fortunes may be turning around for Rhode Island after losing three in a row. After one quarter, neither team has the match in the bag, but Rhode Island leads 42-40 over George Mason.

Rhode Island came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Rhode Island Rams @ George Mason Patriots

Current Records: Rhode Island 9-10, George Mason 14-5

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We've got another exciting Atlantic 10 matchup on schedule as the Rhode Island Rams and the George Mason Patriots are set to tip at 4:00 p.m. ET on January 27th at EagleBank Arena. Coming off a loss in a game Rhode Island was expected to win, they now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

Rhode Island's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Wednesday after their third straight loss. They fell just short of the Rams by a score of 71-68.

The loss doesn't tell the whole story though, as several players had good games. One of the most active was Jeremy Foumena, who scored 13 points along with five rebounds.

Even though George Mason has not done well against St. Bona. recently (they were 2-8 in their previous ten matchups), they didn't let the past get in their way on Saturday. The Patriots walked away with a 69-60 victory over the Bonnies. The victory was a breath of fresh air for George Mason as it put an end to their three-game losing streak.

The Rams' loss ended a three-game streak of wins at home and dropped them to 9-10. As for the Patriots, their victory bumped their record up to 14-5.

Saturday's contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Rhode Island have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 38.3 rebounds per game. However, it's not like George Mason struggles in that department as they've been averaging 37.7 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

While only George Mason took care of their fans the last time they played, neither team managed to cover. Going forward, George Mason is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by ten points. This contest might not be the best time to bet Rhode Island against the spread since they've let bettors down the last three times they've played.


George Mason is a big 10-point favorite against Rhode Island, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 142.5 points.

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Series History

Rhode Island has won 5 out of their last 8 games against George Mason.

  • Feb 11, 2023 - George Mason 75 vs. Rhode Island 67
  • Jan 21, 2023 - George Mason 79 vs. Rhode Island 72
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Rhode Island 80 vs. George Mason 60
  • Jan 28, 2020 - Rhode Island 78 vs. George Mason 64
  • Jan 13, 2019 - George Mason 84 vs. Rhode Island 67
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Rhode Island 83 vs. George Mason 64
  • Feb 18, 2017 - Rhode Island 77 vs. George Mason 74
  • Feb 09, 2016 - Rhode Island 81 vs. George Mason 63