Georgetown Hoyas vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+8)
The Georgetown Hoyas (12-12) go to Madison Square Garden on Saturday where they'll meet the Creighton Bluejays (20-7). Creighton opens this game as 8-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 144.
Georgetown enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-12 so far this year. The Hoyas are shooting 36.5% on 3-point shots (198 of 542) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 71.3 pts per game (181st in D-1) while shooting 42.3% from the floor. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a group they commit 16.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgetown is snagging 39.8 rebounds per game and has earned 309 assists for the year, which is 175th in the country in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Hoyas are able to force 11.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 fouls. The Hoyas defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.0% (628 of 1,494) and they surrender 35.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are 280th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 351 conceded so far this year. They give up 32.9% on 3-pointers and they rank 215th in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.6).
The Georgetown Hoyas stepped onto the hardwood against the Seton Hall Pirates and walked away with a win by a score of 66-58 in their last contest. Georgetown wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.8% FG percentage (21 of 48) and knocked down 6 of 12 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hoyas knocked down 18 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 72.0%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected 30 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 5 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With regard to defense, Georgetown allowed their opponent to shoot 38.7% from the field on 24 out of 62 shooting. Seton Hall recorded 10 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, Seton Hall snagged 37 rebounds (14 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Seton Hall finished shooting 45.5% at the free throw line by converting 5 of their 11 tries. They also made 5 of their 18 attempts from distance.
Jamorko Pickett is someone who was a major factor for the game. He accounted for 19 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes played and also collected 6 boards. Pickett finished the game at 45.5% from the floor but finished the game without a dime. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Hoyas was Dante Harris. He collected 2 rebounds in his 37 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 83.3% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 5-of-6 (15 points). Overall, Harris had 1 assist.
Creighton has a mark of 20-7 this year. The Bluejays commit 15.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 64.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.0 times per game (31st in the country) and they are turning it over 11.1 times per game. Creighton has totaled 2,107 pts on the season (78.0 per game) and they collect 36.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Bluejays are shooting 48.3% from the field, which ranks 32nd in the country. The Bluejays on defense are ranked 110th in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.1. They have allowed 12.7 assists and 36.0 boards every game, which is ranked 163rd and 230th in those categories on the defensive end. The Creighton defense surrenders 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (204 of 641) and their opposition knocks down 71.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (34th in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Creighton Bluejays went home victorious with a score of 59-56 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Bluejays were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 44 for the game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Huskies committed 13 personal fouls for the game which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 57.1%. In reference to three-point shots, Creighton made 5 of 18 attempts (27.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bluejays ended up shooting 23 for 62 from the floor which had them at 37.1%. The Bluejays allowed the Huskies to knock down 19 of 58 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.8% in the game. They finished 21.4% from downtown by going 3 of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 19 at the free throw line (78.9%). When talking about attacking the glass, Creighton allowed Connecticut to grab 33 in total (9 offensive).
Damien Jefferson ended up being important for the Bluejays in the matchup. He converted 4 of 13 in this game giving him a rate of 30.8%, and had 12 rebounds. Jefferson racked up 14 points in his 35 mins of playing time and tallied 1 assist for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Creighton was Marcus Zegarowski. He walked away with 3 assists in his 38 mins played, and he converted 6 of 14 from the floor. Zegarowski finished going 42.9% from the floor while also contributing 13 points and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Creighton (-8)
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