Eastern Washington vs. Georgetown - 3/19/15 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (26-8) at Georgetown Hoyas (21-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 9:57 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Georgetown Hoyas -7 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles and Georgetown Hoyas meet Thursday in the NCAA Tournament.
The Eastern Washington Eagles won the Big Sky and have won five straight games. On the season, Eastern Washington is averaging 79.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and is allowing 74.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Tyler Harvey is averaging 22.9 points and 2.6 assists while Venky Jois is averaging 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Ognjen Miljkovic is the third double-digit scorer and Drew Brandon is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Eastern Washington Eagles have five players averaging at last 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 72.3 percent from the line and 40.3 percent from deep. Defensively, EWU is allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in seven of its last nine games.
The Georgetown Hoyas were the third-best Big East team and have won six of their last eight games. On the season, Georgetown is averaging 70.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 40.3 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 16.2 points and 3.1 assists while Joshua Smith is averaging 11.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jabril Trawick is dishing 2.4 assists while Isaac Copeland is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Georgetown Hoyas have four players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgetown is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Eagles are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hoyas are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Eastern Washington is one of the best offensive teams in the country. The problem is the Eagles don't play a lick of defense, and that's not going to fly against Georgetown. I look for the Hoyas to win this thing by double digits.