Xavier vs. Georgetown - 12/31/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgetown Hoyas (8-3) at Xavier Musketeers (9-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Xavier Musketeers and the Georgetown Hoyas face off on Wednesday in Cincinnati in Big East college basketball action.
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-3 this season and they have won four of their last five games. XU is averaging 81.8 points and they are shooting 50.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Trevon Bluett leads eh Musketeers averaging 13.3 points per game. Matt Stainbrook is averaging 13points and 7.3 rebounds, Remy Abell is averaging 10.1 points, and Dee Davis is averaging 9.3 points. Xavier is 7-0 at home this season.
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The Georgetown Hoyas are 8-3 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Georgetown is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera leads the Hoyas averaging 14.7 points per game. Joshua Smith is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds, L.J. Peak is averaging 9.9 points, and Aaron Bowen is averaging 8.6 points. This is Georgeown’s first road game of the season.
Xavier is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 19-9 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. Georgetown is 19-6-2 against the spread following three or more home games, 0-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 6-1 against the spread following a game that they scored more than 90 points.
Xavier should have no problem in this one so I will lay the points.