Georgetown Hoyas vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 12/23/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+8.5)
The Georgetown Hoyas (3-4) are headed to Prudential Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Seton Hall Pirates (5-4). Seton Hall opens this contest as 8.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 147.5.
Georgetown enters this matchup with a record of 3-4 for the year. They are giving up possession 16.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Georgetown is snagging 43.0 boards per game and has totaled 97 dimes for the season, which ranks 126th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Hoyas are connecting on 36.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (66 of 183) and 69.2% from the free throw line. They average 76.4 pts per game (122nd in the nation) on 44.5% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Hoyas are forcing their opponents into 10.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 fouls. They rank 276th in D-1 in allowing assists with 106 conceded on the campaign. The Hoyas are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.8% (187 of 458) and they relinquish 37.4 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 32.8% on 3-pointers and they are 270th in college basketball in PPG allowed (76.0).
The Georgetown Hoyas faced the St. John's Red Storm and ended up losing by a score of 94-83 in their last contest. Georgetown wrapped up the game with a 43.5% FG percentage (27 of 62) and converted 10 of their 26 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hoyas knocked down 19 of 26 shots for a percentage of 73.1%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned a total of 34 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 14 dimes in this matchup in addition to earning 5 steals and 3 rejections. When discussing defending, Georgetown let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the floor on 27 of 62. St. John's totaled 19 assists and 8 steals for the game. On top of that, the Red Storm had 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. St. John's shot 80.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of their 26 attempts. They knocked down 13 of their 29 tries from beyond the arc.
Jahvon Blair is a guy who saw a lot of minutes for the game. He had 25 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and also snagged 5 rebounds. Blair finished shooting 43.8% from the field and also distributed 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Hoyas was Donald Carey. He collected 2 rebounds and totaled 2 assists. He shot 63.6% from the floor in the matchup by going 7-of-11 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Carey played for 30 min.
Seton Hall has a mark of 5-4 on the year. As an offense, the Pirates are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which is 146th in the nation. Seton Hall has 689 points for the season (76.6 per contest) and they pull in 34.9 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 13.8 times per contest (165th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest. The Pirates commit 16.3 fouls per game while shooting 71.9% from the charity stripe. The Pirates are ranked 203rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.3. They allow 12.3 assists and 35.4 boards every game, which is ranked 149th and 179th in Division 1. The Seton Hall defense surrenders 34.4% on 3-point attempts (64 of 186) and their opponents are converting on 72.2% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (202nd in Division 1).
When they last played, the Seton Hall Pirates took a loss by a final score of 80-77 when they faced the Providence Friars. The Pirates corralled 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the game. They stuffed 4 attempts while recording 11 steals in this game. The Friars earned 19 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.2%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Seton Hall converted 7 out of 21 attempts (33.3%). When the game finished, the Pirates ended up shooting 27 for 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5%. The Pirates allowed the Friars to bury 29 of 62 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 46.8% in this matchup. They shot 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 out of 18 and finished the game at 13 out of 16 at the charity stripe (81.3%). Regarding rebounding, Seton Hall permitted Providence to collect 35 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Sandro Mamukelashvili played a lot for the Pirates in this contest. He made 6 out of 17 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 35.3%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Mamukelashvili collected 6 boards in his 41 mins and totaled 6 dimes for the contest. Someone else who saw a lot of court time for Seton Hall was Shavar Reynolds Jr.. He ended up walking away with 12 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 9 shooting for the game. Jr. walked away from this one going 55.6% from the field as well as collecting 2 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgetown (+8.5)
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