Georgetown Hoyas vs. Xavier Musketeers - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (23-3) at Georgetown Hoyas (14-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Georgetown Hoyas -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Xavier Musketeers will travel to play the Georgetown Hoyas in a Big East game on Saturday.
The Georgetown Hoyas are 14-13 (7-7) and are coming off of a loss to Seton Hall by a score of 72-64. Georgetown has lost 5 of their last 6 games and is currently tied for 5th in the Big East standings. Georgetown defeated Xavier by a score of 81-72 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Georgetown is averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 69.9 points per game. Georgetown is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 16.2 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for Georgetown. L.J. Peak is averaging 11.4 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Hoyas. Georgetown is shooting 75.9% on free throws, 35% on three-pointers, and 43.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Xavier Musketeers are 23-3 (11-3) and are coming off of a win against Providence by a score of 85-74. Xavier has won 2 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the Big East standings. Xavier has conference losses to Georgetown, Creighton, and Villanova. Xavier is averaging 79.7 points per game while giving up 68.4 points per game. Xavier is also averaging 41.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 15.3 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for Xavier. Edmond Sumner is averaging 10.9 points per game and 3.2 assists per game for Xavier. Xavier is shooting 72.9% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
Xavier is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. Xavier is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 5-1 in Xavier’s last 6 road games. Georgetown is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. Georgetown is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss. The over is 6-2 in Georgetown’s last 8 conference games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Georgetown has been struggling recently and will have their hands full with a very good Xavier team. Xavier is still fighting for a Big East title and knows they can’t drop this game. I like Xavier here.