Xavier Musketeers vs. Georgetown Hoyas - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgetown Hoyas (11-7) at Xavier Musketeers (16-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Georgetown Hoyas will travel to play the Xavier Musketeers in a Big East game on Tuesday.
The Xavier Musketeers are 16-1 (4-1) and are coming off of a win against Marquette by a score of 74-66. Xavier has won 4 games in a row and their only loss this season was at Villanova by a score of 95-64. Xavier is averaging 80.1 points per game while giving up 66 points per game. Xavier is also averaging 41.8 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 15.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for Xavier. Edmond Sumner is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.2 assists per game for the Musketeers. Xavier is shooting 73.7% on free throws, 36.4% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Georgetown Hoyas are 11-7 (4-2) and are coming off of a loss to Villanova by a score of 55-50. Georgetown has won 5 of their last 7 games and is tied for 3rd in the Big East standings. Georgetown is averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Georgetown is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 16.2 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for Georgetown. Isaac Copeland is averaging 11.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Hoyas. Georgetown is shooting 75.2% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
Georgetown is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Georgetown is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 6-2 in Georgetown’s last 8 conference games. Xavier is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games. Xavier is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The under is 13-3 in Xavier’s last 16 Tuesday games. The under is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Xavier has been very impressive this season and should be able to win this game easily. Xavier plays very tough defense and has the rebounding advantage in this game. I like Xavier here.