Georgetown vs. Villanova - 1/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (17-1) at Georgetown Hoyas (12-5)
College Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Georgetown Hoyas +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Villanova Wildcats and Georgetown Hoyas meet Monday night at the Verizon Center.
The Villanova Wildcats are off to a 17-1 start and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Villanova is averaging 76.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and is allowing 60.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Darrun Hilliard II is averaging 13 points and 2.3 rebounds while Dylan Ennis is averaging 10.7 points and 3.4 assists. Daniel Ochefu is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Josh Hart is shooting 52.1 percent from the field. The Villanova Wildcats have five players averaging double-digit points, and they’re shooting 69.5 percent from the line and 36 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Villanova is allowing 29.5 percent from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games. Villanova is 3-1 SU this season on the road.
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The Georgetown Hoyas have won four of their last six games and look for their fifth Big East win. On the season, Georgetown is averaging 71.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 39.6 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 assists while Joshua Smith is averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds. Jabril Trawick is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and L.J. Peak is shooting 41.2 percent from the field. The Georgetown Hoyas have eight players averaging at least 4.5 points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 34.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Georgetown is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in four of its last five games. Georgetown is 9-1 SU this season on its home court.
The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 49-24 ATS in their last 73 games overall. The Hoyas are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big East and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games. The Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Georgetown and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Winning in Georgetown is not easy and their physical style of play should give Villanova fits. Call me crazy, but I like the Hoyas in this spot as a value pick.