Georgetown at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 18.5 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 78.6 points per contest while giving up 75.3 per game. Villanova has an overall record of 26-4. They are averaging 86.9 points per game and surrendering 71.1, good for a point differential of 15.8.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-12 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-12 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 18-11 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 20-10 against the over/under this year
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jessie Govan averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Marcus Derrickson averages 15.7 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jalen Brunson averages 19.1 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Mikal Bridges averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown averages 78.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 82nd in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 36th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.5 per game. The Hoyas allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 253rd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 124th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 117th and they give up 15.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 296th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 2nd in the country with 86.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 15.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in college basketball. They are 186th in the nation in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Wildcats are 339th in turnovers per game with 10.4. The Wildcats surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 146th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 78th in those defensive statistics. They rank 234th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 89th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 198th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Hoyas are 132nd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 167th. In terms of pace they are 78th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 139th. As a team they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. Georgetown is 33rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 151st in the nation.
Villanova is 343rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 113th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 91st in the nation in defensive rating with 99.6, and their offensive rating of 121.7 is ranked 1st. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova -18.5
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