Georgetown at Creighton Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The Georgetown Hoyas head to CHI Health Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 6.5 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 81.4 points per contest while giving up 77.7 per game. Creighton has an overall mark of 14-13. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest and giving up 74.9, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 10-15-1 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 17-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-14-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
Jessie Govan comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Mac McClung averages 13.5 points per contest in 26.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Ty-Shon Alexander scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Martin Krampelj averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown averages 81.4 points per contest, which is 28th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 142nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 40.0 boards per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 119th with 13.7 per game. The Hoyas allow 77.7 points per contest, which is 312th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 139th and 157th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 295th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 42nd in the nation with 79.4 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the NCAA. They are 234th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 31st in assists per game with 15.9. The Bluejays are 166th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Bluejays give up 74.9 points per game, which ranks them 261st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 287th and 305th in those defensive statistics. They rank 245th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 128th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 170th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Hoyas are 87th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 32nd in the country with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 126th. As a team they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 174th in Division 1. Georgetown is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 147th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 111.4. In terms of pace they are 131st in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 4th. As a team they are 11th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 18th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgetown +6.5
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