Saturday, March 4, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Verizon Center to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 7 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 27-3 and a road record of 8-2. They are 16-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-19. The Hoyas have an overall record of 14-16 and a home record of 9-7. They have an over/under record of 13-15 and they are 10-18 against the spread.
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Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.7 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Rodney Pryor averages 18.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hoyas. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. L.J. Peak averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Villanova averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 88th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 97th in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 286th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 317th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 249th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in Division 1.
Georgetown averages 74.7 points per game this year which ranks them 149th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 76th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 152nd in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 189th and 69th respectively. In the turnover department the Hoyas rank 86th with 14.1 per game. The Hoyas allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 59th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 111th place in the nation. The Hoyas force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in college basketball.
The Wildcats are 5th in the nation in offensive rating at 117.8. They assist on 53.2% of their shots, which ranks 165th in the country. In terms of pace they average 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 326th among D-1 teams. They are 5th in effective field goal percentage with 58%. As a team they are 2nd in the country in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 53.1% places them 55th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%.
The Hoyas are 148th in the nation in offensive rating at 105.6. They assist on 60.1% of their shots, which ranks 35th in the country. In terms of pace they average 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 155th among D-1 teams. They are 107th in effective field goal percentage with 52%. As a team they are 67th in the country in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Georgetown turns the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 50.6% places them 159th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 29%.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-14 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-19 against the over/under
Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 10-18 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-15 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
03/03/17 F Darryl Reynolds Ribs probable Saturday vs. Georgetown
02/11/17 F Tim Delaney Hip out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/16/16 F Isaac Copeland Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Georgetown +7
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