Georgetown Hoyas vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 3/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
The Creighton Bluejays (18-11) will compete against the Georgetown Hoyas (7-23) at CHI Health Center Omaha on Wednesday.
The Georgetown Hoyas faced off with Providence and took a loss by a final of 88-68 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Hoyas walked away with 11 and Providence accumulated 10 fouls. They buried 10 of 19 attempts from downtown. Providence finished shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 12 shots. On top of that, Providence grabbed 40 boards (13 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Providence recorded 23 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. In the matter of the defense, Georgetown allowed their opponent to shoot 50.7% from the field on 35 of 69 shooting. They also recorded 12 dimes in the matchup in addition to creating 8 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 31 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Hoyas made 7 of 11 shots for a rate of 63.6%. Georgetown walked away from the game having earned a 39.7% field goal percentage (25 of 63) and made 11 out of their 28 shots from downtown.
Primo Spears is one player who played a role for this contest. He accounted for 26 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He played 37 mins and pulled down 1 rebound. He ended up shooting 52.6% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
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Georgetown will play this game with a win-loss record of 7-23 for the year. They are averaging 70.6 points per outing (203rd in college basketball) while shooting 42.9% from the field. The Hoyas are connecting on 31.9% on 3-point shots (177 of 554) and 71.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgetown is snagging 36.4 boards per game and has earned 362 dimes so far this year, which ranks 251st in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 12.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 14.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Hoyas are forcing 11.3 turnovers every game while drawing 15.6 fouls. They give up 38.0% on 3-pointers and they are 346th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (77.4). The Hoyas defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.6% (857 of 1,880) and they concede 37.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 357th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 511 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Creighton Bluejays walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-67 when they faced Villanova. The Bluejays collected 19 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 29 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 1 steal in the game. Villanova committed 17 personal fouls in the game which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 80.0%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Creighton buried 5 of 26 attempts (19.2%). Overall, the Bluejays ended up shooting 23 for 59 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.0%. The Bluejays allowed Villanova to make 27 of 54 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in the matchup. They shot 40.9% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Creighton allowed Villanova to collect 31 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Arthur Kaluma ended up having an impact for the Bluejays for the matchup. He made 5 out of 11 in the matchup giving him a rate of 45.5%, and had 6 rebounds. He racked up 19 points in his 29 mins of playing time and tallied 3 assists for the game.
Creighton has a win-loss record of 18-11 for the season. The Bluejays have committed 12.9 fouls per game and they hit 75.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.6 times per contest (29th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per contest. Creighton has scored 2,199 points this season (75.8 per game) and they grab 37.1 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bluejays are connecting on 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 73rd in the nation.
The Creighton defense concedes 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (180 of 529) and opponents are making 72.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 12.5 assists and 33.3 boards every game, which is ranked 169th and 137th in college basketball. The Bluejays on defense are ranked 123rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.1. They are forcing 10.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (107th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Creighton
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