Connecticut Huskies vs. Georgetown Hoyas - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgetown Hoyas (12-7) at Connecticut Huskies (13-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm (XL Center)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgetown Hoyas will travel to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday afternoon.
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-5 (4-2) and are coming off of a win against Tulane by as score of 60-42. Connecticut has won 8 of their last 10 games and is on a 2 game winning streak. Connecticut is averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 62.7 points per game. Connecticut is also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Shonn Miller is averaging 13.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.3 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Connecticut is shooting 76.1% on free throws, 36.2% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Georgetown Hoyas are 12-7 (5-2) and are coming off of a win against Xavier by a score of 81-72. Georgetown has won 3 of their last 4 games and has really looked strong in their last two games against Xavier and Villanova. Georgetown is averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. Georgetown is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 16.4 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Georgetown. Isaac Copeland is averaging 10.6 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Hoyas. Georgetown is shooting 75.4% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
Georgetown is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Georgetown is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Georgetown’s last 5 games against a team with a winning home record. UConn is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. UConn is 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in UConn’s last 5 games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Georgetown has really impressed me in their last couple of games and should carry plenty of confidence into this matchup. Connecticut has played very tight defense and has the slight rebounding advantage here. Even though Georgetown is on the road, I like them in this game.