Georgetown Hoyas vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
The Georgetown Hoyas (6-19) are headed to Finneran Pavilion on Saturday where they will play the Villanova Wildcats (20-6).
The Georgetown Hoyas stepped onto the hardwood against Marquette and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-66 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Hoyas ended up with 12 and Marquette finished the game with 14 fouls. They also made 12 of their 33 attempts from three-point range. Marquette finished 71.4% at the charity stripe by burying 5 of 7 attempts. Furthermore, Marquette had 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Marquette recorded 26 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. In reference to defending, Georgetown allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the field on 30 out of 65 shooting. They also recorded 14 dimes for this contest while forcing 7 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 15 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hoyas buried 15 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 93.8%. Georgetown finished the contest having earned a 29.0% FG percentage (20 out of 69) and buried 11 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc.
Collin Holloway is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up going 37.5% from the field and earned 3 dimes. He played 31 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. He ended up scoring 15 points on 3 out of 8 shooting.
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Georgetown heads into this one with a record of 6-19 for the campaign. They cough up possession 13.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Georgetown is collecting 37.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 314 dimes so far this year, which ranks 217th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Hoyas are shooting 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (199 of 565) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.5 points per outing (170th in college hoops) while hitting 40.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hoyas are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.6 fouls. They are 353rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 427 conceded for the year. The Hoyas are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.7% (700 of 1,531) and they relinquish 36.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 36.7% on three-point shots and they are ranked 338th in college basketball in opponents PPG (77.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Villanova Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 89-84 when they faced Providence. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Villanova permitted Providence to snag 33 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 21.7% from behind the 3-point line via 5 out of 23 and ended up shooting 19 of 27 at the free throw line (70.4%). The Wildcats allowed Providence to convert 30 out of 62 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 48.4% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats went 29 out of 57 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.9%. With regard to three-point attempts, Villanova converted 11 out of their 23 attempts (47.8%). They were able to knock down 20 of those for a rate of 76.9%. Providence was called for 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats were able to pull down 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 32 for this contest.
Collin Gillespie was important for the Wildcats in the game. He accumulated 33 points in his 37 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists for this game. He converted 10 of 17 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Villanova has a win-loss record of 20-6 this season. The Wildcats are committing 15.5 personal fouls every game and they go 82.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.4 times per contest (224th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 9.8 times per contest. Villanova has tallied 1,917 points for the season (73.7 per game) and they pull in 35.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wildcats are shooting 44.3% from the field, which has them ranked 165th in D-1.
The Villanova defense allows 31.3% on shots from distance (191 of 611) and opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 11.0 dimes and 32.0 boards per contest, which is 55th and 64th in the nation. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 31st in the country in PPG given up with 63.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (56th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Villanova
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