West Virginia Mountaineers vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: McDonough Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia (-11)
The West Virginia Mountaineers (3-1) head to McDonough Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Georgetown Hoyas (1-1). West Virginia opens this game as 11-point favorites. The over/under opens at 146.5.
West Virginia steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 3-1 on the year. The Mountaineers are connecting on 31.2% on three-point attempts (24 of 77) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.3 pts per game (117th in the nation) while hitting 40.3% from the field. They turn it over 12.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, West Virginia is pulling in 41.8 boards per contest and has tallied 53 assists this season, which is 76th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Mountaineers have forced 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 20.8 fouls. The Mountaineers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.2% (111 of 257) and they concede 34.8 boards per contest as a group. They rank 276th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 62 surrendered for the campaign. They give up 24.7% from 3-point land and they rank 169th in D-1 in PPG allowed (72.0).
The West Virginia Mountaineers faced the Gonzaga Bulldogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 87-82 in their last contest. West Virginia wrapped up the game with a 37.9% FG percentage (25 of 66) and made 5 of their 17 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Mountaineers converted 27 of 33 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 16 assists for the contest while having 2 steals and 3 rejections. In the matter of defense, West Virginia allowed the other team to go 37.9% from the field on 25 out of 66. Gonzaga distributed 22 dimes and 9 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Bulldogs totaled 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Gonzaga finished shooting 71.4% when shooting free throws by making 15 of 21 shots. They made 4 out of their 16 shots from long range.
Derek Culver is one player who was a major contributor in this contest. He notched 18 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and also pulled down 15 rebounds. Culver shot 46.2% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Mountaineers was Miles McBride. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also accumulated 5 dimes. He finished 28.6% from the field for the contest by hitting 4-of-14 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, McBride was on the court for 33 min.
Georgetown has a win-loss mark of 1-1 so far this year. Georgetown has totaled 141 points on the season (70.5 per contest) and they pull in 48.0 boards per game. The Hoyas commit 17.0 fouls per game and they hit 58.1% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Hoyas are hitting on 39.3% from the field, which is 304th in the nation. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per contest (128th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.5 times per game. The Hoyas on defense are ranked 147th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 70.0. They surrender 11.5 dimes and 37.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 105th and 175th in the country. The Georgetown defense surrenders 30.0% on shots from 3-point land (15 of 50) and opponents are making 62.5% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (158th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgetown Hoyas walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-71 against the Navy Midshipmen. The Hoyas were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the game. They blocked 4 attempts while earning 3 steals in the game. The Midshipmen committed 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Hoyas to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 64.7%. With regard to shots from distance, Georgetown made 10 out of their 31 tries (32.3%). When the game finished, the Hoyas went 25 out of 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Hoyas permitted the Midshipmen to convert 32 of their 64 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0% for the game. They finished the game shooting 34.6% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 out of 26 and finished the contest at 5 of 10 at the free throw line (50.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Georgetown permitted Navy to grab 35 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Jahvon Blair ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Hoyas in this game. He made 5 out of 15 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Blair collected 6 boards in his 38 minutes and accumulated 3 dimes in the game. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Georgetown was Jamorko Pickett. He ended up finishing with 17 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood by going 7 out of 12 shooting for this contest. Pickett ended the game having shot 58.3% from the field as well as earning 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown (+11)
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