Georgetown Hoyas vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 3/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+5.5)
The Georgetown Hoyas (13-12) go to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado Buffaloes (22-8) in the NCAA Tournament. Georgetown opens this contest as 5.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 138.5.
Georgetown enters this one with a mark of 13-12 this season. They cough up possession 15.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.9 fouls per game. As a team, Georgetown is pulling down 40.2 boards per game and is sitting with 321 dimes for the year, which ranks 160th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Hoyas are shooting 36.6% on three-point attempts (208 of 568) and 75.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.4 pts per contest (176th in Division 1) on 42.4% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hoyas have forced 11.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They rank 297th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 363 relinquished for the season. The Hoyas defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.5% (645 of 1,553) and they concede 35.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 32.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 194th in college hoops in opponents PPG (70.7).
The Georgetown Hoyas stepped onto the hardwood against the Creighton Bluejays and notched a win by a score of 73-48 in their last game. Georgetown walked away from the contest with a 46.6% FG percentage (27 out of 58) and converted 10 of 26 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Hoyas made 9 of 18 shots for a rate of 50.0%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 44 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning the defense, Georgetown allowed their opponent to shoot 28.8% from the floor on 17 of 59 shooting. Creighton recorded 12 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. On top of that, Creighton totaled 28 boards (7 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 1 block. Creighton walked away from this one shooting 41.7% when shooting free throws by making 5 of 12 attempts. They also made 9 out of their 34 tries from distance.
Chudier Bile is someone who was important for this game. He accounted for 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes and also snagged 8 rebounds. Bile finished 53.8% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Hoyas was Qudus Wahab. He snagged 12 rebounds in 32 minutes played on the night. He finished shooting 83.3% from the floor in the game by shooting 5-of-6 (11 points). When the time ran out, Wahab had accumulated 1 assist.
Colorado has a record of 22-8 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Buffaloes are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which ranks 104th in the country. Colorado has accumulated 2,191 points for the season (73.0 per contest) and they collect 35.0 boards per game. They are getting an assist 13.2 times per contest (172nd in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.1 times per game. The Buffaloes have committed 16.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 82.2% from the charity stripe. The Buffaloes are ranked 26th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 63.3. The Colorado defense concedes 33.3% on shots from distance (190 of 571) and their opponents are converting on 72.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.0 assists and 30.8 boards every game, which ranks them 44th and 23rd in college hoops. They are forcing 13.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (98th in the nation).
In their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes took a defeat with a final score of 70-68 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Buffaloes corralled 19 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 30 in the matchup. They gave up possession 8 times, while recording 2 steals for this contest. The Beavers committed 19 fouls in this contest which got the Buffaloes to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to convert 12 of them for a percentage of 60.0%. In terms of three-point attempts, Colorado knocked down 6 out of 19 attempts (31.6%). When the game finished, the Buffaloes finished 25 out of 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2%. The Buffaloes allowed the Beavers to bury 25 of 52 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1% for the contest. They shot 40.9% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 22 and finished the game at 11 out of 16 from the charity stripe (68.8%). When talking about how they rebounded, Colorado permitted Oregon State to collect 27 in total (8 offensive).
McKinley Wright ended up being a major contributor for the Buffaloes for the contest. He made 6 out of 13 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 6 rebounds. Wright had 18 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 7 dimes in this contest. Someone else that was important for Colorado was Evan Battey. He came away with 1 assist in his 28 minutes played, and he put in 7 of 9 from the floor. Battey ended the game having shot 77.8% from the floor in addition to totaling 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgetown (+5.5)
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