Coppin State vs George Mason Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 23 (Defense Missing at EagleBank Arena)

Larry Rupp
Coppin State vs George Mason prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Coppin State vs George Mason prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
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Coppin State vs George Mason Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Coppin State Eagles (5-9, 2-9 Away) vs. George Mason Patriots (7-5, 6-0 Home)
Date: Friday, Dec. 23, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: EagleBank Arena — Fairfax, VA
Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Friday with an exciting matchup between the Coppin State Eagles and George Mason Patriots. Coppin State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 107-100 win over James Madison on Wednesday. Sam Sessoms dropped 28 points and 5 assists.

Meanwhile, George Mason had its five-game winning streak come to an end with a 78-77 loss to Old Dominion on Wednesday. Victor Bailey Jr. tallied 23 points and Ronald Polite posted a double-double (16 points & 10 assists). The Patriots were out-rebounded and forced only 9 turnovers, though.

Coppin State vs George Mason Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: COPP: (+550) | MASON: (-850)
Spread: COPP: +11.5 (-105) | MASON: -11.5 (-115)
Total: 146.5 —Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

George Mason enters this contest as clear favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 146.5 points, which is about average compared to Friday's projected totals.

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Coppin State vs George Mason Prediction

Coppin State are the definition of an offensive-first team. The Eagles rank 43rd in scoring (77.9 points per game) and the biggest reason why is the efforts of guard Sam Sessoms. The Penn State transfer is averaging a stellar 24.0 points per game, which is the fourth-best mark among all Division I players.

The only problem is that the Eagles' focus on offense takes away their focus on defense. Coppin State is allowing a whopping 86.9 points per game (No. 361 in NCAA) on an opponent shooting mark of 47.1% (No. 301 in NCAA). George Mason already averages 76.0 points per home game as it is.

The Patriots have won six straight at EagleBank Arena and I trust them to extend that streak on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Coppin State: 72 | George Mason: 82

Coppin State vs George Mason Betting Trends

- Coppin State is 1-7 straight up in its last eight away games.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of Coppin State' last 13 games.
- George Mason is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of George MAson' last 12 Friday home games.

Coppin State vs George Mason Best Bet

The Eagles have no issue with getting into shootouts on the court. Each of their last four games has seen at least 154 total points put on the scoreboard. On the other side, at least 153 total points have been scored in three of George Mason' last five games. Setting the point total at 146.5 seems too low.

After all, the total has hit the over in 10 of Coppin State's last 13 games overall and nine of its last 12 games played in December. The over has also cashed in 10 of George Mason's last 12 home games on a Friday. The offenses are going to be flying up and down the court in this Friday night matchup.

Bet: Over 146.5 Points (-114)

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