Penn State vs Georgetown NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/14/2019
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown -1
The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Georgetown as 1 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 32.5 as they are averaging 87.5 points per game while giving up 55.0 per contest. Georgetown has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 85 points per contest and giving up 73, which is a point differential of 12.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 23.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 74% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 44%. Myles Dread averages 12.0 points per game in 20.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Omer Yurtseven averages 18.5 points per game while playing 24.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 74% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. James Akinjo averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 87.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 41st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 32.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 97th in the nation. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 77th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 193rd with 13.5 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 55.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 24% average from behind the arc, ranking them 88th and 46th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 148th and they give up 9.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 55th place in Division 1. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 57th in the country with 85.0 points per game this year. They are 70th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 106th in the nation. They are 20th in the NCAA in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game, and 48th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Hoyas are 85th in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Hoyas surrender 73.0 points per contest, which ranks them 241st in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 186th and 257th in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 28.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 114th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Nittany Lions are 39th in the nation in offensive rating with 117.4. In terms of pace they are 104th in the country with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 52nd. As a team they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 19th in Division 1. Penn State is 232nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 121st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 111.1, which is ranked 85th. They are 68th in D-1 in pace with 76.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 82nd. As a unit they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 218th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgetown -1
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