North Texas at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The North Texas Mean Green head to Capital One Arena to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Georgetown as 11 point favorites.
North Texas heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Georgetown has an overall record of 8-1. They are averaging 81.7 points per game and surrendering 66.7, good for a point differential of 15.0.
Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 5-1 against the spread this season
The North Texas Mean Green are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 1-5 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
12/19/17 G Jorden Duffy Knee is upgraded to "?" Wednesday vs Georgetown
12/06/17 F Mark Tikhonenko Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/15/17 G Umoja Gibson Ankle is out for season
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/19/17 F George Muresan Strep Throat is "?" Wednesday vs North Texas
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Roosevelt Smart averages 18.1 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Ryan Woolridge averages 12.8 points per contest in 34.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jessie Govan scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 12.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Marcus Derrickson averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Texas averages 78.4 points per contest this year, which is 112th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 89th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 194th in Division 1. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 99th with 14.7 per game. The Mean Green allow 72.6 points per contest, which is 195th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 132nd and 198th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 150th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 62nd in the country with 81.7 points per contest this season. They are 34th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 127th in Division 1. They are 31st in the country in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 18.9. The Hoyas are 72nd in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Hoyas give up 66.7 points per game, which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 131st with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 40th with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoyas are 117th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Mean Green are 173rd in the country in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 125th. They are 170th in college basketball in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 105th. As a unit they are 115th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 161st in D-1. North Texas is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 127th in the country.
Georgetown is 77th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 21st in Division 1. The Hoyas are 42nd in the nation in defensive rating with 92, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 58th. They are 165th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 49th. As a unit they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Texas/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Texas +11
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