Georgetown Hoyas vs Xavier Musketeers Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
The Xavier Musketeers (17-12) will compete against the Georgetown Hoyas (6-23) at Cintas Center on Saturday.
The Georgetown Hoyas took the court against Seton Hall and took a loss by a score of 73-68 in their last contest. Georgetown walked away from the contest having earned a 40.4% field goal percentage (23 of 57) and made 7 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Hoyas knocked down 15 of 17 tries for a percentage of 88.2%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 26 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 8 dimes for the game in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In the matter of defending, Georgetown allowed the other team to shoot 43.1% from the field on 28 out of 65 shooting. Seton Hall dished out 13 dimes and had 1 steal in this matchup. Moreover, Seton Hall collected 38 boards (15 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Seton Hall finished the game at 76.5% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 17 attempts. They also made 4 out of their 20 attempts from three-point range. In regard to fouls, the Hoyas ended up with 18 while Seton Hall accumulated 15 fouls.
Kaiden Rice is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. He saw the court for 30 mins played and grabbed 1 rebound. He ended up walking away with 17 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Georgetown enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-23 this season. They average 71.2 pts per game (176th in the nation) while connecting on 40.3% from the field. The Hoyas are connecting on 34.6% on 3-pointers (224 of 648) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Georgetown is grabbing 37.0 boards per game and has earned 349 assists on the campaign, which ranks 251st in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 16.3 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Hoyas have forced 13.0 turnovers every game while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 349th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 484 surrendered this year. The Hoyas defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.9% (805 of 1,755) and they relinquish 37.1 boards per game as a unit. They concede 36.3% on three-point shots while they are 336th in D-1 in opponents PPG (77.0).
In their last game, the Xavier Musketeers took a loss by a score of 81-66 against St. John's. The Musketeers were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. St. John's committed 19 personal fouls for this contest which took the Musketeers to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 68.2%. With respect to shots from downtown, Xavier buried 5 of their 30 attempts (16.7%). Overall, the Musketeers walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 71 from the floor which had them sitting at 32.4%. The Musketeers allowed St. John's to knock down 28 of their 60 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 46.7% for this contest. They finished shooting 36.4% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 22 and finished the game at 17 out of 20 from the free throw line (85.0%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Xavier allowed St. John's to collect 43 in total (6 offensive).
Jack Nunge ended up having an impact for the Musketeers in this contest. He converted 3 of 8 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and accumulated 11 rebounds. He racked up 12 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Xavier has a mark of 17-12 so far this season. The Musketeers are committing 15.1 personal fouls per game and they shoot 71.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per contest (121st in the country) and they turn it over 11.9 times per contest. Xavier has totaled 2,113 pts for the season (72.9 per contest) and they pull in 37.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Musketeers are connecting on 44.1% from the floor, which is 189th in the country.
The Xavier defense allows 33.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (211 of 635) and their opposition makes 74.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 12.5 dimes and 34.1 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 172nd and 152nd in college basketball. The Musketeers are ranked 155th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.3. They have forced 12.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (142nd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Xavier
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