Georgetown Hoyas vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+10)
Gampel Pavilion is the venue where and the Connecticut Huskies (13-6) will play the Georgetown Hoyas (9-11) on Saturday. Georgetown opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 136.
Georgetown will take the court with a record of 9-11 for the year. The Hoyas are hitting 36.3% on shots from downtown (171 of 471) and 75.2% from the free throw line. They average 71.2 points per outing (185th in Division 1) while going 42.3% from the field. They are giving up possession 16.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgetown is grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game and has earned 273 assists so far this year, which is 207th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Hoyas are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.7 personal fouls. The Hoyas defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (524 of 1,260) and they concede 35.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 224th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 299 relinquished for the campaign. They relinquish 33.3% on 3-point shots while they are 233rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.2).
The Georgetown Hoyas faced off with the Xavier Musketeers and took home the win by a score of 72-66 in their last game. Georgetown ended with a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 of 61) and buried 9 of their 25 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Hoyas knocked down 15 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 68.2%. In terms of grabbing boards, they collected a total of 42 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 4 steals. When discussing defending, Georgetown allowed the other team to shoot 32.4% from the field on 22 out of 68 shooting. Xavier totaled 14 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. In addition, Xavier pulled down 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Xavier finished the game at 81.3% at the free throw line by making 13 of 16 shots. They also converted 9 of 34 shots from long range.
Jamorko Pickett is one player who played a role for this contest. He accumulated 18 points on 6 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins played and pulled down 7 rebounds. Pickett walked away from this one shooting 35.3% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Hoyas was Chudier Bile. He totaled 11 rebounds in 32 minutes played on the night. He finished the contest at 41.7% from the floor for the contest by shooting 5-of-12 (16 points). When all was said and done, Bile finished the game without a dime.
Connecticut has a mark of 13-6 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Huskies are hitting on 43.6% from the field, which is ranked 217th in the nation. Connecticut has 1,348 points this season (70.9 per game) and they grab 37.8 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 12.4 times per contest (236th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 12.1 times per game. The Huskies have committed 19.1 personal fouls per contest while shooting 72.3% from the free throw line. The Huskies defensively are ranked 41st in college basketball in points given up per game with 64.3. The Connecticut defense allows 30.9% on three-point shots (108 of 349) and their opponents are converting on 70.2% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 10.7 assists and 32.9 boards per contest, ranking them 36th and 89th in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the floor (69th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Connecticut Huskies went home victorious with a score of 69-58 against the Seton Hall Pirates. The Huskies recorded 26 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Pirates had 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a rate of 93.8%. In terms of 3-pointers, Connecticut converted 4 of 12 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Huskies went 25 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.9%. The Huskies allowed the Pirates to make 22 of 55 tries from the field which left them shooting 40.0% for the contest. They finished 26.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 5 out of 19 and finished the contest at 9 out of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). When it comes to rebounding, Connecticut permitted Seton Hall to snag 25 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Isaiah Whaley ended up being a factor for the Huskies in the game. He buried 8 of 14 for this game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 10 rebounds. Whaley earned 17 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and totaled 2 assists in the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Connecticut was Adama Sanogo. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 31 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 of 11 from the floor. Sanogo wrapped this one up going 63.6% from the floor in addition to totaling 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgetown (+10)
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