Georgetown vs. Charlotte - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (6-4) at Georgetown Hoyas (6-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Georgetown Hoyas -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Charlotte 49ers and Georgetown Hoyas play Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The Charlotte 49ers have split their last four games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Charlotte is averaging 76.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 75.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 13.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and Torin Dorn is averaging 11.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Pierria Henry is grabbing 6.4 rebounds per game and Mike Thorne Jr. is shooting 48.9 percent from the field. The Charlotte 49ers are an offensive team that has four players averaging double-digit points while shooting 57.1 percent from the line and 37.8 percent from downtown. The issues with Charlotte is the fact its allowing teams to shoot 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and is forcing just 13.4 turnovers per game. This is a big game for the 49ers resume.
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The Georgetown Hoyas have split their last six games and play for the first time in a week. On the season, Georgetown is averaging 72.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.9 points on 38.3 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 13.3 points and 3.8 assists while Joshua Smith is averaging 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. L.J. Peak is shooting 43.3 percent from the field and Paul White is shooting 50 percent from deep. The Georgetown Hoyas have become a solid offensive team that has six players averaging at least 6.9 points per game while shooting 68.4 percent from the free throw line and 34.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgetown is allowing teams to shoot 30.5 percent from deep and has held two of its last three opponents to 49 or less points.
The 49ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big East. The Hoyas are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
Charlotte is a better team than what its shown so far and if it' going to break out of its shell, it would be this game. While Georgetown is better than past seasons, laying this many points against a decent 49ers team is too much.