Georgetown Hoyas vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 1/16/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
TV: Youtube TV
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+15)
The Georgetown Hoyas (5-13) are traveling to Finneran Pavilion on Monday where they will take on the Villanova Wildcats (8-10). Georgetown opens as 15-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 142.5.
The Georgetown Hoyas faced Seton Hall and took a loss by a final of 66-51 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Hoyas walked away with 7 while Seton Hall recorded 10 personal fouls. They made 9 out of their 24 tries from 3-point land. Seton Hall finished the game shooting 90.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of their 10 attempts. Moreover, Seton Hall collected 40 rebounds (12 offensive, 28 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Seton Hall recorded 13 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. When it comes to the defense, Georgetown allowed their opponent to shoot 38.1% from the field on 24 of 63 shooting. They also recorded 8 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Hoyas made 7 of 9 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. Georgetown finished the contest having earned a 31.3% field goal percentage (20 of 64) and made 4 of their 24 shots from beyond the arc.
Akok Akok is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He walked away with 9 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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Georgetown comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-13 on the year. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 14.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgetown is collecting 37.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 215 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 282nd in college hoops in terms of passing. The Hoyas are hitting 31.4% on shots from 3-point land (104 of 331) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 71.3 pts per contest (190th in the nation) while connecting on 43.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hoyas have forced 11.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.9 fouls. They rank 353rd in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 303 conceded on the year. The Hoyas defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.1% (510 of 1,132) and they relinquish 36.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 36.8% on 3-pointers while they are 345th in D-1 in PPG allowed (77.7).
The last time they took the court, the Villanova Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 79-71 when they faced Butler. The Wildcats were able to collect 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 26 in the game. They turned it over 13 times, while recording 8 steals in the matchup. Butler committed 15 personal fouls in this contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 14 of the free throws for a clip of 70.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Villanova knocked down 7 out of 22 attempts (31.8%). Overall, the Wildcats ended up shooting 25 for 48 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.1%. The Wildcats permitted Butler to convert 26 of 46 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 56.5% in the game. They wrapped up this game 42.9% from three-point range by going 9 out of 21 and ended up shooting 18 of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). In regard to team rebounding, Villanova allowed Butler to snag 19 in all (2 on the offensive glass).
Eric Dixon was important for the Wildcats for the contest. He tallied 22 points in his 32 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist. He converted 9 of 12 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Villanova has a win-loss record of 8-10 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 43.9% from the field, which ranks 216th in the country. Villanova has accounted for 1,280 pts on the year (71.1 per game) and they grab 32.2 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.5 times per game (311th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per contest. The Wildcats have committed 16.0 fouls per game and they go 84.3% from the free throw line.
The Villanova defense allows 35.3% on shots from distance (153 of 434) and opponents are making 76.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 15.1 assists and 32.8 boards per game, which is ranked 329th and 107th in college basketball. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 183rd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 69.2. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (254th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgetown (+15)
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