Georgetown Hoyas vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 3/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Villanova Wildcats (16-14) host the Georgetown Hoyas (7-24) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
The Georgetown Hoyas stepped onto the hardwood against Creighton and ended up losing by a score of 99-59 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Hoyas left the arena with 14 and Creighton had 16 personal fouls. They also converted 19 of their 34 shots from long range. Creighton ended up shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe by making 14 of 19 tries. Furthermore, Creighton collected 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Creighton earned 27 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. When it comes to defending, Georgetown allowed the other team to go 54.1% from the floor on 33 of 61 shooting. They also distributed 9 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to pulling down boards, they compiled 28 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Hoyas knocked down 12 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Georgetown finished the game with a 31.8% field goal percentage (21 of 66) and converted 5 of their 25 shots from 3-point land.
Primo Spears is someone who had an impact in this contest. He scored 21 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins played and collected 3 rebounds. He ended up going 52.9% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
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Georgetown will enter this contest with a record of 7-24 on the season. They average 70.2 points per contest (213th in D-1) while going 42.5% from the floor. The Hoyas are shooting 31.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (182 of 579) and 71.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgetown is collecting 36.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 371 assists on the season, which is 276th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 14.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Hoyas are forcing their opponents into 11.2 turnovers per game and they draw 15.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 359th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 538 surrendered for the year. The Hoyas defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.9% (890 of 1,941) and they concede 37.2 boards per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 38.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 350th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (78.1).
When they last played, the Villanova Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 76-72 when they played Seton Hall. The Wildcats pulled down 19 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards for a total of 21 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. Seton Hall was called for 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 95.7%. In relation to shooting from distance, Villanova converted 10 of their 23 attempts (43.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats finished 22 for 41 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.7%. The Wildcats allowed Seton Hall to knock down 25 out of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.5% for the matchup. They went 44.4% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 18 and finished the contest at 14 out of 18 from the charity stripe (77.8%). In reference to team rebounding, Villanova permitted Seton Hall to snag 28 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Justin Moore ended up being a factor for the Wildcats in the game. He made 6 out of 10 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He earned 23 points in his 35 mins of playing time, but left the arena with no assists.
Villanova has a mark of 16-14 for the season. As an offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 44.0% from the field, which ranks 221st in the country. Villanova has earned 2,096 pts so far this season (69.9 per game) and they grab 31.2 boards per game. They are earning an assist 11.1 times per game (327th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.3 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 16.1 fouls every game and they hit 82.9% from the charity stripe.
The Villanova defense gives up 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (231 of 682) and their opposition makes 77.0% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 14.4 dimes and 32.7 boards every game, which ranks them 306th and 96th in college hoops. The Wildcats are ranked 112th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 67.8. They are able to force 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (198th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown
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