Providence Friars vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 2/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
The Providence Friars (20-8) are hitting the road to Capital One Arena on Sunday where they will take on the Georgetown Hoyas (7-22).
The Providence Friars took the court against Connecticut and went home with a loss by a final score of 87-69 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Friars ended up with 12 and Connecticut finished the game with 14 fouls. They also buried 10 of their 21 tries from 3-point land. Connecticut finished the contest at 92.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 14 shots. Furthermore, Connecticut collected 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Connecticut doled out 20 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. In the matter of defense, Providence allowed the other team to shoot 53.3% from the field on 32 of 60 shooting. They also doled out 9 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 19 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Friars buried 17 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 85.0%. Providence ended with a 41.5% FG percentage (22 of 53) and knocked down 8 of 20 shots from 3-point land.
Jared Bynum is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished with 14 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He played for 20 minutes and totaled 2 boards. He went 55.6% from the floor and distributed 2 assists.
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Providence comes into this one with a record of 20-8 so far this season. They are turning it over 12.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Providence is collecting 39.1 boards per contest and has accumulated 409 dimes for the year, which ranks 100th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Friars are connecting on 35.1% on 3-point shots (182 of 519) and 74.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 78.5 points per game (37th in the nation) while going 46.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Friars are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They give up 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 193rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.2). The Friars defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.3% (732 of 1,692) and they surrender 31.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 130th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 344 surrendered for the season.
When they last played, the Georgetown Hoyas went home defeated by a final of 79-70 against St. John's. The Hoyas recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 33 for this contest. They turned the ball over 19 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. St. John's had 11 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Hoyas to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 69.2%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Georgetown made 9 of 22 attempts (40.9%). When all was said and done, the Hoyas shot 26 out of 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.6%. The Hoyas permitted St. John's to knock down 32 of 64 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for this game. They shot 14.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 2 out of 14 and ended up going 13 of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Georgetown allowed St. John's to collect 37 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Brandon Murray was important for the Hoyas in this contest. He buried 10 of 17 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and had 5 rebounds. He earned 25 points in his 38 mins on the court and accumulated 2 assists for this game.
Georgetown has a record of 7-22 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hoyas are hitting on 43.1% from the field, which is 269th in the nation. Georgetown has accounted for 2,050 pts this year (70.7 per contest) and they collect 36.4 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.1 times per game (274th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 12.6 times per game. The Hoyas are committing 14.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.3% from the charity stripe.
The Georgetown defense gives up 37.6% on 3-point attempts (264 of 703) and their opposition knocks down 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They give up 16.8 dimes and 36.8 boards per game, which ranks 354th and 316th in college hoops. The Hoyas are ranked 344th in the country in points per game surrendered with 77.0. They have forced 11.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (291st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Providence
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