Connecticut Huskies vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: McDonough Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut (-3)
McDonough Arena is the site where and the Georgetown Hoyas (7-10) will play the Connecticut Huskies (10-6) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Connecticut as 3-point favorites. The O/U opens at 138.5.
Connecticut heads into this game with a mark of 10-6 this season. The Huskies are shooting 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (113 of 326) and 71.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.6 points per outing (202nd in Division 1) while shooting 42.9% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game and as a team are committing 19.1 fouls per game. As a team, Connecticut is grabbing 37.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 203 assists on the year, which is 271st in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Huskies are forcing 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are 40th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 176 surrendered so far this year. The Huskies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.7% (358 of 859) and they surrender 33.1 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 32.2% on three-point shots and they are 55th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (65.3).
The Connecticut Huskies faced the Villanova Wildcats and took a loss by a score of 68-60 in their last contest. Connecticut ended the game with a 36.4% FG percentage (20 of 55) and knocked down 7 of their 27 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Huskies made 13 of 19 shots for a rate of 68.4%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned a total of 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 8 assists in the game while having 2 steals and 6 rejections. In regard to the defense, Connecticut let their opponent shoot 36.4% from the floor on 20 out of 55 shooting. Villanova earned 10 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Wildcats snagged 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Villanova ended up going 73.1% at the charity stripe by making 19 of their 26 shots. They made 5 of their 22 attempts from downtown.
James Bouknight is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. He walked away with 21 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and also snagged 10 rebounds. Bouknight ended up going 41.2% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Huskies was R.J. Cole. He snagged 2 boards and also had 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 20.0% from the field in this game via 2-of-10 (10 points). Overall, Cole saw the court for 25 minutes.
Georgetown has a mark of 7-10 on the season. Georgetown has 1,226 points for the campaign (72.1 per game) and they pull in 41.0 boards per contest. The Hoyas have committed 16.6 fouls per game and they go 74.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Hoyas are hitting on 42.9% from the field, which has them ranked 241st in the country. They are assisting teammates 14.2 times per contest (108th in the country) and they are turning it over 16.1 times per game. The Hoyas are ranked 253rd in the nation in points given up per game with 73.4. The Georgetown defense allows 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (143 of 420) and their opponents are making 69.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 15.4 assists and 34.8 rebounds per game, which is 308th and 167th in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 11.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.1% from the floor (126th in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Georgetown Hoyas got the victory with a final of 81-75 against the Seton Hall Pirates. The Hoyas were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 34 for the matchup. They also rejected 6 attempts while earning 7 steals in this contest. The Pirates were called for 21 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Hoyas to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from distance, Georgetown converted 10 of 16 tries (62.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Hoyas shot 28 for 56 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Hoyas permitted the Pirates to knock down 29 of 67 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.3% for the contest. They finished 28.6% from three-point range by connecting on 6 of 21 and finished the game at 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). When talking about how they rebounded, Georgetown permitted Seton Hall to pull down 31 in total (13 offensive).
Jamorko Pickett ended up being a major contributor for the Hoyas for this game. He knocked down 8 of 11 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 72.7%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Pickett snagged 7 boards in his 34 minutes played and added 3 dimes in this game. Someone else that played a role for Georgetown was Chudier Bile. He ended up finishing with 16 points in 32 minutes played by way of 6 of 12 shooting in this game. Bile finished going 50.0% from the field in addition to collecting 2 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown (+3)
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