Harvard at Georgetown NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Harvard Crimson travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Georgetown as 6.5 point favorites.
Harvard heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. Georgetown has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 79.9 points per game and surrendering 78.3, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Harvard Crimson are 15-10-1 against the over/under
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-18-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 19-12-0 against the over/under
Key Harvard Crimson Injuries
11/08/18 F Seth Towns Knee is out for season
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chris Lewis comes into this contest averaging 10.2 points per game while playing 23.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Noah Kirkwood averages 10.8 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jessie Govan averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. James Akinjo averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Harvard averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 204th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 63rd in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 142nd and 278th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.8 per game. The Crimson allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 202nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 98th place in Division 1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 32nd in the country with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 171st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 103rd in the nation. They are 18th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Hoyas are 111th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Hoyas surrender 78.3 points per contest, which ranks them 324th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 132nd and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 305th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest and 257th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 89th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Crimson have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 214th. They are 215th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 74th. As a unit they are 77th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in D-1. Harvard is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 204th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 125th. They are 30th in D-1 in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 156th. As a unit they are 113th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Harvard/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgetown -6.5
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