Georgetown Hoyas vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (-1)
Wintrust Arena is the venue where and the DePaul Blue Demons (4-11) will take on the Georgetown Hoyas (7-11) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Georgetown as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 139.
Georgetown will enter this matchup with a record of 7-11 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 71.3 points per contest (183rd in D-1) while hitting 42.5% from the field. The Hoyas are hitting 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (155 of 429) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgetown is grabbing 40.4 boards per game and has accounted for 251 dimes this year, which ranks 209th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 16.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.4 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Hoyas are forcing 11.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.4 fouls. They rank 214th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 273 relinquished for the season. The Hoyas are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.3% (480 of 1,135) and they surrender 35.4 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 33.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 252nd in D-1 in opponents points per game (73.2).
The Georgetown Hoyas faced off with the Connecticut Huskies and took a loss by a score of 70-57 in their last contest. Georgetown ended the game having earned a 35.8% field goal percentage (19 out of 53) and knocked down 4 out of their 19 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Hoyas made 15 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 25 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 dimes in the game in addition to creating 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. When it comes to defense, Georgetown let their opponent shoot 45.5% from the floor on 30 of 66 shooting. Connecticut dished out 12 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Moreover, Connecticut had 45 rebounds (17 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Connecticut ended up shooting 61.5% from the charity stripe by making 8 of 13 attempts. They converted 2 of their 11 shots from downtown.
Qudus Wahab is someone who was a major contributor in the game. He notched 18 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He played for 33 mins played and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Wahab finished the contest at 83.3% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Hoyas was Jamorko Pickett. He totaled 3 rebounds in his 38 min on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the floor for this contest by shooting 3-of-12 (10 points). When the final whistle was blown, Pickett had 3 assists.
DePaul has a mark of 4-11 on the campaign. DePaul has accounted for 989 pts on the year (65.9 per contest) and they grab 38.1 boards per contest. The Blue Demons have committed 19.1 personal fouls every game and they go 66.3% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Blue Demons are hitting on 42.0% from the floor, which ranks them 284th in D-1. They are earning an assist 11.9 times per game (281st in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.4 times per contest. The Blue Demons on the defensive side of the court are 208th in D-1 in PPG given up with 71.1. They relinquish 13.9 assists and 36.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 249th and 257th in the country. The DePaul defense allows 31.1% on 3-pointers (113 of 363) and their opposition makes 71.7% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (98th in the nation).
When they last played, the DePaul Blue Demons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-53 when they faced the Creighton Bluejays. The Blue Demons recorded 21 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Bluejays were called for 11 fouls for this game which took the Blue Demons to the free throw line for a total of 3 attempts. They were able to make 2 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. In regard to shots from downtown, DePaul converted 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Blue Demons finished 22 for 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.5%. The Blue Demons allowed the Bluejays to make 27 of their 55 tries from the field which had them shooting 49.1% in the matchup. They finished 35.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 11 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 20 at the charity stripe (60.0%). When it comes to rebounding, DePaul allowed Creighton to collect 34 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Charlie Moore ended up being important for the Blue Demons for the matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 10 for the contest for a rate of 40.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Moore tallied 9 points in his 29 minutes on the court and added 3 assists in the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for DePaul was Romeo Weems. He left the arena with no assists in 23 mins on the court, and he shot 3 of 8 from the floor. Weems wrapped this one up going 37.5% from the floor in addition to notching 9 points and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgetown (-1)
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