Duke vs. Georgetown - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgetown Hoyas (1-2) at Duke Blue Devils (3-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Georgetown Hoyas square off Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Duke Blue Devils look for another solid victory after a decent 3-1 start to the season. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 86.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 22.5 points and three assists while Matt Jones is averaging 13.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. Amile Jefferson is grabbing 11.3 rebounds and Derryck Thornton is dishing 3.3 assists. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 36.8 percent from downtown and are averaging just 12 turnovers per game. Duke is also averaging 41 rebounds per game and has 62 offensive boards in four games. However, Duke has allowed 70-plus points in all four games this season.
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The Georgetown Hoyas would love a win over a ranked team to get back to a .500 record. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 74 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 13.7 points and 4.3 assists while Bradley Hayes is averaging 13 points and 7.3 rebounds. Isaac Copeland is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Derrickson is dishing 2.3 assists. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 40.7 percent from deep and have made 24 threes in three games. Georgetown is averaging 36 rebounds and turning the ball over 15 times per game. Georgetown is also shooting 76.5 percent from the line, eight percent better than average. Tre Campbell is questionable with an illness.
The Hoyas are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Blue Devils are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Hoyas are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Georgetown's experience could make this game very close. However, Duke has far more talent and doesn't go on long stretches without putting the ball in the hoop. The Blue Devils shouldn't have a hard time covering this reasonable number.