Xavier Musketeers vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: McDonough Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Xavier (-1)
McDonough Arena is the site where and the Georgetown Hoyas (8-11) will take on the Xavier Musketeers (13-5) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have Xavier as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 144.5.
Xavier will enter this matchup with a mark of 13-5 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Xavier is grabbing 37.9 boards per game and has accounted for 330 dimes this year, which is 72nd in the nation in terms of passing. The Musketeers are shooting 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (140 of 418) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.5 pts per contest (66th in the nation) while going 46.9% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Musketeers have forced 11.7 turnovers every game and they draw 16.5 fouls. They give up 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 189th in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.3). The Musketeers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.9% (466 of 1,140) and they surrender 36.6 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 185th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 272 surrendered on the campaign.
The Xavier Musketeers faced off with the Creighton Bluejays and took home the win by a score of 77-69 in their last game. Xavier wrapped up the contest with a 54.2% field goal percentage (32 of 59) and converted 7 out of their 21 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Musketeers converted 6 of 8 shots for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected a total of 33 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 22 dimes in this matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about defense, Xavier allowed the other team to go 42.6% from the floor on 26 of 61 shooting. Creighton earned 17 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Creighton snagged 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Creighton ended up shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by converting 8 of their 16 tries. They also converted 9 of their 25 attempts from distance.
Paul Scruggs is one guy who played a role in this contest. He accounted for 23 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He played 37 mins played and collected 7 rebounds. Scruggs finished 69.2% from the field and also earned 5 dimes. Another guy that came through in the matchup for the Musketeers was Zach Freemantle. He had 10 rebounds in 38 min played. He ended up shooting 58.3% from the field for this contest via 7-of-12 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Freemantle accounted for 3 assists.
Georgetown has a mark of 8-11 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Hoyas are hitting on 42.5% from the field, which has them ranked 269th in college hoops. Georgetown has tallied 1,351 pts for the campaign (71.1 per game) and they pull down 40.4 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per contest (128th in the nation) and they are turning it over 16.2 times per game. The Hoyas are responsible for committing 16.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 75.6% from the charity stripe. The Hoyas on defense are ranked 238th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 72.5. The Georgetown defense allows 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc (152 of 449) and their opposition makes 69.9% of their foul shots. They relinquish 15.0 assists and 35.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 300th and 181st in the country. They are forcing 11.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.1% from the floor (119th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgetown Hoyas got the victory with a final of 68-60 when they played the DePaul Blue Demons. The Hoyas were able to corral 24 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest. They turned it over 18 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Blue Demons committed 17 fouls for this contest which took the Hoyas to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.5%. With respect to 3-point shots, Georgetown made 7 out of 17 tries (41.2%). Overall, the Hoyas finished the game shooting 21 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.2%. The Hoyas allowed the Blue Demons to bury 22 of 57 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 38.6% in the game. They went 38.9% from three-point range by connecting on 7 of 18 and finished the game at 9 out of 10 at the charity stripe (90.0%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Georgetown allowed DePaul to collect 24 in all (6 offensive).
Chudier Bile ended up having an impact for the Hoyas in this matchup. He made 5 of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 10 rebounds. Bile scored 19 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 assists for this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Georgetown was Dante Harris. He accumulated 5 assists in 38 mins on the court, and he converted 5 out of 13 from the floor. Harris wrapped this one up going 38.5% from the field while also totaling 14 points and 1 rebound.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown (+1)
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