Georgetown Hoyas vs Providence Friars Prediction, 2/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Providence Friars
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI
The Providence Friars (17-6) welcome the Georgetown Hoyas (6-18) at Amica Mutual Pavilion on Wednesday.
The Georgetown Hoyas took the court against Connecticut and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-62 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Hoyas left the arena with 12 while Connecticut recorded 14 fouls. They also made 12 of their 24 attempts from downtown. Connecticut finished the game shooting 40.0% from the free throw line by converting 2 of 5 attempts. In addition, Connecticut totaled 36 rebounds (17 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Connecticut earned 20 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In regard to the defense, Georgetown allowed the other team to shoot 42.2% from the field on 27 of 64 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists in this game in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 26 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Hoyas buried 9 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. Georgetown wrapped up the game having earned a 43.4% field goal percentage (23 out of 53) and knocked down 7 out of their 16 3-pointers.
Brandon Murray is someone who came through for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He played 34 mins and pulled down 4 boards. He walked away with 21 points on 8 out of 18 shooting.
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Georgetown will play this game with a mark of 6-18 for the season. They currently have an average of 71.1 points per contest (187th in college hoops) while going 43.6% from the floor. The Hoyas are connecting on 31.6% on 3-point shots (137 of 433) and 69.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Georgetown is collecting 36.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 280 dimes on the year, which ranks 291st in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 14.7 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Hoyas are able to force 11.2 turnovers every game and they draw 15.9 fouls. They are ranked 357th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 407 relinquished for the year. The Hoyas defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.2% (680 of 1,503) and they concede 37.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are conceding 38.1% on shots from downtown and they are 348th in college basketball in PPG allowed (77.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Providence Friars went home defeated by a final of 85-83 when they faced Xavier. The Friars snagged 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. Xavier earned 14 fouls for this game which got the Friars to the free throw line for 18 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Providence made 9 of their 20 tries (45.0%). Overall, the Friars shot 30 out of 69 from the floor which had them at 43.5%. The Friars permitted Xavier to bury 32 out of 69 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.4% in the matchup. They went 34.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 of 23 and finished the contest at 13 out of 23 at the free throw line (56.5%). In regard to rebounding, Providence permitted Xavier to snag 36 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Noah Locke was important for the Friars for this game. He recorded 22 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist. He converted 8 of 14 for this game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Providence has a record of 17-6 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Friars are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which is ranked 55th in the nation. Providence has earned 1,808 points this season (78.6 per game) and they average 39.7 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 14.7 times per game (87th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per contest. The Friars are responsible for committing 15.1 fouls per contest and they hit 74.0% from the charity stripe.
The Friars are ranked 165th in the nation in points given up per game with 68.9. They have forced 11.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the field (146th in college basketball). The Providence defense concedes 32.3% on 3-pointers (144 of 446) and their opposition knocks down 71.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 11.7 assists and 30.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 108th and 15th in those categories on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Providence and under the total points
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