Georgetown Hoyas vs. Villanova Wildcats - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (27-4) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (15-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -- See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Villanova Wildcats will play the Georgetown Hoyas in the second round of the Big East Tournament.
The Georgetown Hoyas are 15-17 (7-11) and are the #8 seed in the Big East tournament. Georgetown is coming off of a win against DePaul by a score of 70-53 in the first round of the Big East tournament. Georgetown is averaging 74 points per game while giving up 72.1 points per game. Georgetown is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 16.3 points per game and 4.6 assists per game for Georgetown. L.J. Peak is averaging 12.2 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Hoyas. Georgetown is shooting 75.8% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Villanova Wildcats are 27-4 (16-2) and is the #1 seed in the Big East tournament. Villanova finished the regular season by winning their last 3 games and is coming off of a win against Georgetown by a score of 84-71. Villanova also defeated Georgetown by a score of 55-50. Villanova is averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 63.3 points per game. Villanova is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game. Josh Hart is averaging 15.3 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game for Villanova. Kris Jenkins is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Villanova is shooting 77.9% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 46.7% on all field goal attempts.
Georgetown is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. Georgetown is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Georgetown’s last 5 games. Villanova is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Villanova is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win. The over is 6-0 in Villanova’s last 6 games.
Georgetown has been disappointing this season, while Villanova has another very strong team. Villanova plays very good defense and has the offensive advantage in this game. Villanova was able to sweep the season series against Georgetown and should win this game. Georgetown has been too inconsistent this season, and I like Villanova to get the win by a good margin.