Villanova vs. Georgetown - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgetown Hoyas (15-7) at Villanova Wildcats (20-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgetown Hoyas and Villanova Wildcats meet Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Georgetown Hoyas have split their last four games and play their fifth ranked team. On the season, Georgetown is averaging 71.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 39.7 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 15.8 points and 3.4 assists while Joshua Smith is averaging 11.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Jabril Trawick is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and L.J. Peak is shooting 40.7 percent from the field. The Georgetown Hoyas have seven players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 70.1 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgetown is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Villanova Wildcats have won five of their last six games and are chasing a Big East crown. On the season, Villanova is averaging 75 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 60.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Darrun Hilliard II is averaging 13.2 points and 2.6 rebounds while Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 10 points and 3.7 assists. JayVaughn Pinkston is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Josh Hart is shooting 49 percent from the field. The Villanova Wildcats have have six players averaging at least 9.4 points, and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Villanova is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 55 or less points in three straight games.
The Hoyas are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big East and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. The Wildcats are 25-9 ATS in their last 34 home games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Hoyas are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
After being upset earlier in the year, look for Villanova to have revenge on its mind and to play a much cleaner game on its home court. Take the Wildcats by double digits here.