Georgetown vs. Utah - 3/21/15 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (25-8) at Georgetown Hoyas (22-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
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The Utah Utes and Georgetown Hoyas square off Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament.
The Utah Utes have split their last eight and are coming off a win over Stephen F. Austin. On the season, Utah is averaging 71.2 points on 48 percent shooting and is allowing 57 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Delon Wright is averaging 14.9 points and 5.3 assists while Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.7 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jordan Loveridge is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Utah Utes have five players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 40.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Utah is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last seven games.
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The Georgetown Hoyas have won four of their last five and are coming off a win over Eastern Washington. On the season, Georgetown is averaging 71.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 16.2 points and 3.1 assists while Joshua Smith is averaging 11.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jabril Trawick is dishing 2.4 assists and Isaac Copeland is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Georgetown Hoyas have four players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgetown is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
The Utes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 66-30-3 ATS in their last 99 games overall. The Hoyas are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
I like Georgetown's physicality in this matchup and think it will matchup well with Utah's shooting ability. I'll take the points here.