Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 1/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: Youtube TV
Capital One Arena is where the Georgetown Hoyas (5-10) will take on the Villanova Wildcats (7-7) on Wednesday.
The Villanova Wildcats faced Marquette and ended up losing by a score of 68-66 in their last game. Villanova ended the game with a 42.1% field goal percentage (24 out of 57) and made 12 out of their 33 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wildcats buried 6 of their 7 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 16 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. When talking about the defense, Villanova allowed their opponent to shoot 47.4% from the floor on 27 out of 57 shooting. Marquette earned 16 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Marquette had 24 boards (3 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Marquette walked away from this one shooting 57.1% at the free throw line by burying 4 of their 7 shots. They also converted 10 out of their 26 tries from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 11 while Marquette totaled 11 personal fouls.
Cam Whitmore is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He scored 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 26 mins and collected 8 boards. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and dished out 3 assists.
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Villanova steps onto the court with a record of 7-7 for the year. They have an average of 70.8 points per contest (208th in Division 1) while shooting 43.7% from the floor. The Wildcats are connecting on 33.7% from downtown (127 of 377) and 84.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Villanova is pulling down 32.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 168 assists this year, which has them ranked 289th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 10.1 times per game and as a group they commit 15.5 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are able to force 11.6 turnovers per game and they draw 16.2 fouls. They surrender 34.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 143rd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (67.6). The Wildcats are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (342 of 789) and they surrender 33.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 292nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 208 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Georgetown Hoyas took a loss by a final score of 80-51 when they faced Butler. The Hoyas collected 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the contest. They also gave up possession 7 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. Butler committed 11 fouls for the contest which got the Hoyas to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They were able to knock down 8 of them for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Georgetown made 5 out of their 23 tries (21.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Hoyas finished shooting 19 for 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 28.8%. The Hoyas permitted Butler to make 31 of their 62 tries from the floor which had them at 50.0% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 46.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 12 out of 26 and finished the contest at 6 out of 12 at the free throw line (50.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Georgetown allowed Butler to pull down 36 overall (4 offensive).
Akok Akok ended up being a factor for the Hoyas in this game. He buried 3 out of 7 for this game for a rate of 42.9%, and had 9 rebounds. He tallied 12 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for this game.
Georgetown has a win-loss mark of 5-10 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Hoyas are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 216th in D-1. Georgetown has totaled 1,102 points so far this season (73.5 per contest) and they average 37.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 11.9 times per contest (294th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest. The Hoyas are committing 15.1 fouls every game and they connect on 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The Georgetown defense gives up 36.6% on 3-point shots (148 of 404) and their opponents are making 74.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 16.9 assists and 37.2 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 356th and 314th in college basketball. The Hoyas defensively are ranked 347th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 77.7. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (282nd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Villanova
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