Georgetown vs. Villanova - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (15-2) at Georgetown Hoyas (11-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Georgetown Hoyas +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgetown Hoyas and the Villanova Wildcats face off on Saturday in Big East college basketball action.
The Georgetown Hoyas are 11-6 this season and 4-1 in Big East play. Georgetown is averaging 75.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while their opponents are averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 39.1 percent. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera leads the Hoyas averaging 16.3 points per game. Isaac Copeland is averaging 11.2 points and 5.0 rebounds, L.J. Peak is averaging 9.6 points, and Bradley Hayes is averaging 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. Georgetown has won five of their last six games.
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The Villanova Wildcats are 15-2 this season and they are 5-0 in the conference that is good enough for first place in the Big East. Villanova is averaging 77 points per game and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.6 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. Josh Hart leads the Wildcats averaging 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 12.6 points, Jalen Brunson is averaging 10.7 points, and Daniel Ochefu is averaging 10.3 points and 8.6 rebounds. Villanova has won their last seven games.
Georgetown is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 7-15 against the spread following a game that they cover the point spread, and 5-11 against the spread following a win. Villanova is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 55-25-1 against the spread in their last 81 games, and 60-28-1 against the spread in their last 89 games following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.
Georgetown has played well recently but they are over matched here and look for Villanova to cover here on the road.