Georgetown Hoyas vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+13)
CHI Health Center Omaha is the venue where and the Creighton Bluejays (13-4) will play the Georgetown Hoyas (4-8) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Creighton as 13-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 148.5.
Georgetown comes into this game with a record of 4-8 for the year. The Hoyas are shooting 34.7% on 3-pointers (104 of 300) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.6 points per game (186th in the country) while hitting 41.8% from the field. They are giving up possession 15.1 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Georgetown is collecting 42.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 164 assists on the year, which has them ranked 255th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Hoyas have forced 9.7 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 fouls. The Hoyas defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.2% (318 of 772) and they concede 36.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 168th in college hoops in giving up assists with 181 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 33.2% on three-point shots while they are 260th in college basketball in PPG allowed (73.6).
The Georgetown Hoyas faced the Providence Friars and notched a win by a score of 73-72 in their last contest. Georgetown walked away from the contest having earned a 40.6% field goal percentage (26 out of 64) and knocked down 6 out of their 23 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hoyas converted 15 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 78.9%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 45 with 16 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 assists in the game as well as earning 3 steals and 4 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Georgetown allowed the other team to go 40.6% from the field on 26 of 64 shooting. Providence earned 18 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Friars totaled 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Providence walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 11 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 21 shots from three-point range.
Jamorko Pickett is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He scored 12 points on 5 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Pickett went 35.7% from the floor and also distributed 4 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in this game for the Hoyas was Donald Carey. He had 4 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 4-of-7 (10 points). Overall, Carey was on the hardwood for 22 min.
Creighton has a mark of 13-4 on the campaign. Creighton has scored 1,363 pts for the campaign (80.2 per contest) and they pull in 36.1 rebounds per game. The Bluejays commit 15.8 fouls every game and they shoot 66.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Bluejays are hitting on 48.5% from the floor, which ranks 38th in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.2 times per contest (44th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per game. The Bluejays on defense are ranked 169th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 69.4. The Creighton defense allows 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (128 of 391) and their opponents are converting on 69.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.1 dimes and 37.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 124th and 301st in college hoops. They are forcing 12.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (43rd in college basketball).
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays got the victory with a final of 69-62 when they played the DePaul Blue Demons. The Bluejays snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the game. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Blue Demons committed 19 fouls in the game which got the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of them for a clip of 85.0%. With respect to three-point shots, Creighton knocked down 6 of 22 tries (27.3%). When the game finished, the Bluejays ended up shooting 23 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Bluejays allowed the Blue Demons to convert 24 of 65 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.9% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 out of 24 and finished the game at 8 out of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Creighton allowed DePaul to grab 36 overall (14 offensive).
Marcus Zegarowski ended up being a factor for the Bluejays in this game. He made 6 out of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Zegarowski grabbed 4 rebounds in his 32 mins and had 5 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Creighton was Denzel Mahoney. He racked up 14 points in 29 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 out of 13 shooting for this contest. Mahoney finished going 30.8% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgetown (+13)
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