Creighton Bluejays vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: McDonough Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton (-6.5)
The Georgetown Hoyas (5-9) host the Creighton Bluejays (14-5) at McDonough Arena on Tuesday. Creighton opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 150.
Creighton will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 14-5 on the season. The Bluejays are shooting 36.9% on three-point attempts (185 of 501) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.6 pts per contest (38th in Division 1) while going 48.4% from the floor. They are turning it over 11.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.1 fouls every game. As a team, Creighton is grabbing 35.9 rebounds per contest and has totaled 308 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 17th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Bluejays have forced 12.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are conceding 33.3% from 3-point land and they are ranked 182nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.2). The Bluejays are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.8% (480 of 1,176) and they surrender 37.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 245th in college basketball in giving up assists with 234 conceded on the year.
The Creighton Bluejays played the Marquette Golden Eagles and notched a win by a score of 71-68 in their last contest. Creighton walked away from the game with a 48.3% FG percentage (28 of 58) and converted 6 out of their 17 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Bluejays buried 9 of their 15 shots for a rate of 60.0%. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 17 dimes in this game as well as getting 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defense, Creighton allowed the other team to go 48.3% from the floor on 28 of 58 shooting. Marquette recorded 13 assists and had 4 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Golden Eagles pulled down 26 rebounds (4 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Marquette shot 68.8% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 16 tries. They also buried 9 of their 29 attempts from 3-point range.
Christian Bishop is someone who was a factor in this game. He finished with 14 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 25 mins played and also snagged 8 rebounds. Bishop ended up shooting 85.7% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Bluejays was Damien Jefferson. He grabbed 8 boards and tallied 6 dimes. He ended up shooting 45.5% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 5-of-11 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Jefferson was on the court for 38 minutes.
Georgetown has a mark of 5-9 on the campaign. The Hoyas are committing 17.4 fouls every game and they connect on 73.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.9 times per contest (138th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest. Georgetown has accumulated 1,019 points for the year (72.8 per contest) and they average 41.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Hoyas are connecting on 42.9% from the floor, which ranks 243rd in Division 1. The Hoyas on defense are ranked 275th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 74.7. The Georgetown defense surrenders 34.9% on shots from distance (122 of 350) and their opposition makes 69.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 15.6 dimes and 35.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 314th and 210th in college basketball. They have forced 10.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (129th in Division 1).
In their last game, the Georgetown Hoyas went home defeated by a final of 84-74 when they faced the Villanova Wildcats. The Hoyas were able to snag 18 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in the matchup. They also turned away 3 tries while recording 4 steals for the contest. The Wildcats committed 12 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Hoyas to the free throw line for 12 tries. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Georgetown converted 7 out of their 20 tries (35.0%). When the game finished, the Hoyas finished 29 out of 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.9%. The Hoyas allowed the Wildcats to make 27 of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.1% in this game. They finished 50.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 13 out of 26 and ended up going 17 of 18 at the free throw line (94.4%). With respect to rebounds, Georgetown allowed Villanova to get 24 in total (9 offensive).
Jahvon Blair ended up being a factor for the Hoyas for this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 20 for this game for a field goal percentage of 35.0%, which had him finishing with 18 points. Blair grabbed 4 rebounds in his 39 minutes and totaled 5 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Georgetown was Qudus Wahab. He finished with 17 points in his 28 minutes played via 8 out of 11 shooting for the game. Wahab finished going 72.7% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 7 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Creighton (-6.5) and under 150 points
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