Villanova vs Georgetown Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/7/2020
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown +6
The Villanova Wildcats travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 6 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 66.3 per game. Georgetown has an overall mark of 15-15. They are averaging 75.3 points per contest and giving up 74.0, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-14-3 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-16-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 15-15-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/13/19 F Galen Alexander Personal is out for season
12/13/19 F Myron Gardner Personal is out for season
12/02/19 G James Akinjo Dismissed is out for season
12/02/19 F Josh LeBlanc Dismissed is out for season
03/06/20 C Omer Yurtseven Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Villanova
03/06/20 G Mac McClung Foot is doubtful Saturday vs Villanova
03/01/20 C Malcolm Wlson Leg is out indefinitely
Saddiq Bey comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Collin Gillespie averages 15.3 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jamorko Pickett averages 9.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jahvon Blair averages 11.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 155th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 55th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 133rd and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 335th with 10.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 178th and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 141st and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 131st place in Division 1. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 69th in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 186th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 93rd in the nation. They are 48th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game, and 33rd in assists per contest with 15.0. The Hoyas are 150th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Hoyas surrender 74.0 points per contest, which ranks them 287th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 197th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 328th with 15.4 assists allowed per contest and 185th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 194th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Wildcats are 51st in the nation in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 256th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 58th. As a team they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 13th in Division 1. Villanova is 333rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 210th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 101st. They are 60th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 233rd. As a unit they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 312th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgetown +6
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