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Providence Friars vs. Georgetown Hoyas Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/8/14

Georgetown Hoyas (10-3) at Providence Friars (10-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)

The Line: Providence Friars +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports One

The Georgetown Hoyas hit the road to face the Providence Friars from the Dunkin Donuts Center Wednesday night at 7PM on Fox Sports One.

The Hoyas made it back to back games with very impressive first half’s this past weekend as they opened up with a bit run to take a commanding 42-16 halftime lead on visiting St. John’s.  D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had his best game as a Hoya, going for 31 points and 6 boards on 9-12 shooting.  Smith-Rivera also knocked down 6 three’s and was a solid 7-8 at the line.  The Hoyas were +7 on the glass and forced St. John’s into 26 personal fouls where they converted 22-36 at the line.  The win marks three straight dominant performances for the Hoyas since being routed at Kansas a few weekends ago.

Providence Friars vs. Georgetown Hoyas Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/8/14

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Providence returns home after an eye opening loss at Villanova 91-61.  The Friars were dominated in all facets in this game and were especially poor on defense.  The Friars managed to lose by 30 points despite Villanova only hitting 56% of their free throws. Bryce Cotton was the only Friar that came to play -- the speedy guard finished with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. LeDontae Henton finished with 17 but needed 12 shots to do so and was turnover prone.  Providence finished the game just 18-51 from the floor and got just two points off the bench for the entire game.  The loss drops the Friars to 10-5 and 0-2 in conference play.

Some trends to consider -- Georgetown is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and Providence is 0-4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Wednesday games.

Georgetown is not the team they are at home when they take to the road but their is no doubt which team is hotter heading into this one.  Georgetown should have their way on the blocks and I like Smith-Rivera to outduel Cotton at the guard spot as the Hoyas get some late buckets and clutch free throws down the stretch to steal the road with with the cover.


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