Providence Friars vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Providence (-3)
The Providence Friars (9-7) go to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Georgetown Hoyas (3-8). The odds on this contest have Providence as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 140.
Providence enters this contest with a record of 9-7 this season. They are giving up possession 11.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.4 fouls per game. As a team, Providence is collecting 36.0 boards per game and is sitting with 227 assists on the campaign, which is 68th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Friars are hitting 32.1% on shots from downtown (98 of 305) and 73.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.9 points per game (159th in the country) while hitting 44.2% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Friars are able to force 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They give up 31.2% from beyond the arc and they are 207th in D-1 in PPG allowed (71.1). The Friars defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.2% (415 of 938) and they concede 35.0 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 286th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 213 conceded so far this year.
The Providence Friars faced off with the Marquette Golden Eagles and earned the victory with a final of 72-63 in their last contest. Providence ended the contest having earned a 34.9% field goal percentage (22 out of 63) and converted 7 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Friars made 21 of their 28 tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 36 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 10 assists for this contest as well as earning 9 steals and 4 rejections. In relation to defense, Providence allowed their opponent to shoot 34.9% from the floor on 22 out of 63 shooting. Marquette distributed 12 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. On top of that, the Golden Eagles pulled down 33 rebounds (2 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Marquette finished 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 15 shots. They buried 3 of their 16 tries from beyond the arc.
David Duke is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He walked away with 31 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 43 mins played and also totaled 6 boards. Duke shot 45.5% from the field and dished out 6 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Friars was A.J. Reeves. He totaled 4 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished shooting 20.0% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 2-of-10 (13 points). When the game finished, Reeves played 34 minutes.
Georgetown has a mark of 3-8 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hoyas are hitting on 41.9% from the field, which is ranked 281st in the nation. Georgetown has totaled 786 points so far this year (71.5 per contest) and they pull down 42.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.5 times per game (168th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.8 times per contest. The Hoyas have committed 17.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.5% from the free throw line. The Hoyas on the defensive side of the court are 258th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 73.7. They relinquish 14.8 dimes and 37.3 boards per game, which is ranked 291st and 274th in college hoops. The Georgetown defense allows 32.9% on shots from distance (91 of 277) and their opponents are making 67.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 10.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (90th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgetown Hoyas took a loss by a score of 74-69 when they faced the Syracuse Orange. The Hoyas recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this contest. They rejected 6 tries while recording 4 steals for this game. The Orange had 12 fouls in this matchup which got the Hoyas to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of them for a percentage of 76.9%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Georgetown converted 11 of 32 attempts (34.4%). Overall, the Hoyas finished shooting 24 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 43.6%. The Hoyas permitted the Orange to make 27 of their 62 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.5% for this game. They finished 40.9% from 3-point land via 9 out of 22 and ended up shooting 11 of 14 at the charity stripe (78.6%). When talking about rebounds, Georgetown allowed Syracuse to get 33 overall (9 offensive).
Jamorko Pickett pitched in for the Hoyas in this matchup. He knocked down 5 of 13 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which earned him 17 points. Pickett grabbed 9 rebounds in his 38 minutes and had 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for Georgetown was Jahvon Blair. He notched 16 points in his 40 minutes played by going 6 out of 15 shooting in this game. Blair ended the game having shot 40.0% from the floor in addition to earning 10 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown (+3)
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