Georgetown vs. Xavier - 3/13/15 Big East Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (19-12) at Georgetown
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Xavier Musketeers and Georgetown Hoyas meet Friday night in the Big East semifinal.
The Xavier Musketeers look to pull off another upset after beating Butler on Thursday. On the season, Xavier is averaging 74.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 68 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 12.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while Matt Stainbrook is averaging 12 points and 2.5 assists. Myles Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Reynolds is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Xavier Musketeers have four players averaging at least 9.5 points, and they’re shooting 73.5 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Xavier is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Georgetown Hoyas look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven. On the season, Georgetown is averaging 71 points on 45.6 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 40.1 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 16 points and 3.3 assists while Joshua Smith is averaging 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Jabril Trawick is dishing 2.4 assists and L.J. Peak is shooting 38.6 percent. The Georgetown Hoyas have four players averaging at least 8.2 points, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgetown is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last seven games.
The Musketeers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Hoyas are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Georgetown has the best overall player on the court and has been playing some really great basketball lately. Take the Hoyas and lay the bucket.