UConn Huskies vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 2/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UConn Huskies vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
The UConn Huskies (17-6) are hitting the road to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they will compete against the Georgetown Hoyas (6-17).
The UConn Huskies faced DePaul and walked away with a win by a score of 90-76 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Huskies finished with 25 while DePaul accumulated 22 fouls. They also converted 9 of their 20 shots from distance. DePaul finished the game shooting 60.7% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of their 28 tries. Additionally, DePaul snagged 22 rebounds (10 offensive, 12 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. DePaul recorded 15 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. In the matter of defense, UConn allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the field on 25 out of 56 shooting. They also dished out 15 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Huskies made 30 of 34 attempts for a percentage of 88.2%. UConn finished the game with a 50.9% field goal percentage (28 of 55) and buried 4 of their 16 3-point shots.
Jordan Hawkins is a player who had an impact for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 54.5% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He played for 38 mins played and totaled 5 rebounds. He ended up scoring 26 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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UConn comes into this game with a mark of 17-6 on the campaign. They average 79.8 points per game (30th in college basketball) while going 45.9% from the field. The Huskies are connecting on 35.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (205 of 585) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, UConn is pulling in 38.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 398 dimes for the season, which ranks 9th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.2 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Huskies are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They currently rank 12th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 207 surrendered for the year. The Huskies defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.8% (506 of 1,240) and they surrender 30.7 boards per game as a unit. They give up 29.3% on shots from distance while they are 60th in college basketball in opponents points per game (64.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgetown Hoyas took a defeat with a final score of 63-53 when they played Creighton. In the matter of rebounding, Georgetown permitted Creighton to grab 42 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 27.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 8 of 29 and ended up going 9 of 13 at the free throw line (69.2%). The Hoyas permitted Creighton to bury 23 of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.3% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Hoyas finished 23 for 65 from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.4%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Georgetown buried 3 of 11 attempts (27.3%). They were able to knock down 4 of the free throws for a clip of 66.7%. Creighton earned 6 fouls for the matchup which got the Hoyas to the free throw line for 6 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 5 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. The Hoyas snagged 28 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 33 for the game.
Qudus Wahab pitched in for the Hoyas for the contest. He converted 6 of 9 for the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He tallied 14 points in his 25 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Georgetown has a record of 6-17 on the campaign. The Hoyas commit 14.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 69.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 11.7 times per game (298th in the nation) and they turn it over 12.3 times per game. Georgetown has earned 1,645 points this season (71.5 per game) and they pull down 36.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Hoyas are connecting on 43.6% from the field, which has them ranked 243rd in the country.
The Georgetown defense gives up 37.6% on 3-point shots (216 of 575) and opponents are knocking down 73.3% of their foul shots. They allow 16.8 dimes and 36.9 rebounds every game, which ranks 355th and 313th in those categories. The Hoyas on the defensive side of the court are 348th in college basketball in points given up per game with 77.6. They are able to force 11.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (299th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgetown
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