Navy Midshipmen vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: McDonough Arena in Washington, DC
TV: No TV
Odds/Point Spread: Navy (+13)
The Georgetown Hoyas (1-0) host the Navy Midshipmen (2-1) at McDonough Arena on Tuesday. Georgetown opens this game as 13-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 140.5.
Navy will play this contest with a win-loss record of 2-1 on the season. The Midshipmen are connecting on 32.3% on shots from distance (20 of 62) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 67.7 points per outing (184th in college hoops) while connecting on 45.3% from the field. They are giving up possession 10.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 14.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Navy is grabbing 28.3 boards per game and has tallied 39 dimes this year, which is 44th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Midshipmen are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.3 fouls. They rank 337th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 45 conceded so far this season. The Midshipmen are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 52.0% (79 of 152) and they surrender 33.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 39.4% on 3-point shots and they are 258th in college basketball in PPG allowed (73.3).
The Navy Midshipmen stepped onto the hardwood against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers and walked away with a win by a score of 73-67 in their last contest. Navy finished the contest having earned a 47.2% FG percentage (25 of 53) and knocked down 4 of their 15 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Midshipmen knocked down 19 of their 22 shots for a rate of 86.4%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 32 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 6 dimes for the contest as well as having 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to the defense, Navy allowed their opponent to shoot 47.2% from the floor on 25 of 53. Mount St. Mary's recorded 10 assists and 5 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Mountaineers grabbed 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Mount St. Mary's shot 60.0% at the free throw line by converting 6 of their 10 tries. They also buried 11 out of their 27 shots from downtown.
John Carter is one player who saw a lot of minutes in this contest. He walked away with 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He played 32 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Carter finished the contest at 36.4% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in this contest for the Midshipmen was Cam Davis. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He went 57.1% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 8-of-14 (26 points). When the final whistle blew, Davis was on the court for 31 minutes.
Georgetown has a mark of 1-0 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hoyas are connecting on 37.3% from the field, which is 226th in college basketball. Georgetown has totaled 70 points for the season and they average 58 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15 times per game (96th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 20.0 times per game. The Hoyas commit 19.0 personal fouls per game while shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe. The Hoyas on the defensive end are ranked 162nd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 62. They are forcing 16 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 35.4% from the floor (132nd in college hoops). The Georgetown defense gives up 25.0% on 3-pointers (6 of 24) and their opposition knocks down 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 13 dimes and 38 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 241st and 263rd in Division 1.
The last time they took the court, the Georgetown Hoyas walked away with a victory by a final of 70-62 against the UMBC Retrievers. The Hoyas corralled 35 defensive boards and 21 offensive boards for a total of 56 in the game. They also turned away 3 shots while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Retrievers earned 19 personal fouls for this game which got the Hoyas to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a clip of 50.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgetown knocked down 7 of their 27 attempts (25.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Hoyas shot 28 out of 75 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.3%. The Hoyas allowed the Retrievers to make 23 out of their 65 attempts from the field which had them shooting 35.4% in this game. They finished 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 6 out of 24 and ended up shooting 10 of 14 from the free throw line (71.4%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Georgetown allowed UMBC to grab 36 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Jahvon Blair pitched in for the Hoyas for the contest. He made 9 of 22 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 40.9%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Blair grabbed 8 boards in his 38 mins played and accumulated 4 dimes in this matchup. Another guy who saw a lot of minutes for Georgetown was Donald Carey. He left the arena with 13 points in 35 minutes played by going 5 out of 12 from the floor in the game. Carey wrapped this one up going 41.7% from the floor while also collecting 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Navy (+13)
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