Villanova at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 12.5 point favorites.
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Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 16-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.7 as they are averaging 88.3 points per game while giving up 69.6 per contest. Georgetown has an overall record of 12-5. They are averaging 78.8 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-6 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-6 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
12/12/17 G Collin Gillespie Hand is out indefinitely
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
Jalen Brunson averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Mikal Bridges averages 17.5 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jessie Govan averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Marcus Derrickson averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 88.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 9th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 226th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 343rd with 10.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 172nd and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 212th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 84th in the country with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 130th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 213th in college basketball. They are 14th in the nation in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Hoyas are 16th in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Hoyas surrender 69.9 points per contest, which ranks them 116th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 201st with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 78th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 165th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 123.7, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 93rd. In terms of pace they are 132nd in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 46th in Division 1. Villanova is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 143rd in the nation.
Georgetown is 35th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 36th in Division 1. The Hoyas are 46th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.7, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 131st. They are 94th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 172nd. As a unit they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 265th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgetown +12.5
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