Villanova at Georgetown Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 5 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 75.8 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Georgetown has an overall mark of 15-10. They are averaging 81.3 points per contest and giving up 77.9, which is a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 17-9-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-16-1 against the over/under
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 9-15-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 16-9-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eric Paschall averages 17.3 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
James Akinjo averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jessie Govan averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 147th and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 190th place in the NCAA. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in the nation. Villanova averages 75.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 106th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 156th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 93rd in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 175th and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas surrender 77.9 points per contest, which ranks them 313th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 148th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 291st with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 226th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 87th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Georgetown is 28th in the country with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 160th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 76th in the nation. They are 16th in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Hoyas are 120th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Wildcats are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.3. In terms of pace they are 332nd in the country with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 40th. As a team they are 39th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 2nd in Division 1. Villanova is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 207th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 93rd. They are 33rd in D-1 in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 141st. As a unit they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 184th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgetown +5
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