Georgetown vs. Seton Hall - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (17-7) at Georgetown Hoyas (14-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Georgetown Hoyas -2.0 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates will travel to the Verizon Center to take on the Georgetown Hoyas this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Seton Hall Pirates had their 4-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 17-7 (7-5 Big East) on the season after being defeated by the Butler Bulldogs, 81-75, this past Wednesday. Seton Hall couldn’t take advantage of a big first half by Isaiah Whitehead as they were tied with Butler at 38 all at halftime, and struggled defensively in the 2nd half in the loss. Seton Hall shot 48.3% from the field and 44.4% (8-18) from beyond the arc. The Pirates allowed the Bulldogs to shoot 55.8% from the field and was outrebounded by Butler by a 31-26 margin. Leading the way for Seton Hall was Isaiah Whitehead who had a double-double with 26 points, 10 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and an assist. On the season, the Pirates have been led by Isaiah Whitehead (16.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.9 apg), Khadeen Carrington (13.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.2 spg), and Angel Delgado (10.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.0 apg). Offensively, Seton Hall is averaging 74.2 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field and 33.5% shooting from beyond the arc. The Pirates average 5.8 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.02. Defensively, Seton Hall is holding their opponents to an average of 66.9 ppg on 40.3% shooting. The Pirates have a rebound margin of 4.2 and average 7.3 steals per game.
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The Georgetown Hoyas dropped to 14-12 (7-6 Big East) on the season after being defeated by the 20th ranked Providence Friars, 75-72, this past Saturday. Georgetown make a great comeback attempt after being down 49-29 at halftime however, couldn’t complete the comeback attempt as L.J. Peak’s game-tying three-pointer was blocked as time expired. Georgetown shot 43.1% from the field and struggled from beyond the arc as they shoot just 28.6% (8-28). The Hoyas allowed the Friars to shoot 44.7% from the field and was outrebounded by Providence by a 36-28 margin. Leading the way for Georgetown was Marcus Derrickson who had 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. On the season, the Hoyas have been led by D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (16.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.7 spg), L.J. Peak (11.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Isaac Copeland (10.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.0 apg). Offensively, Georgetown is averaging 73.6 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field and 35.6% shooting from beyond the arc. The Hoyas average 8.1 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.12. Defensively, Georgetown is allowing their opponents to average 69.8 ppg on 39.6% shooting. The Hoyas average 4.7 blocks per game and have a turnover margin of -1.4.
The Pirates are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Hoyas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win however, just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Seton Hall had no answers defensively at home against Butler but has played well as of late as during their recent four game winning streak, the Pirates were holding their opponents to an average of 62.0 ppg. Georgetown has struggled as of late as they’ve lost 5 of their last 7 games and have struggled defensively as of late as over their last 5 games they are allowing their opponents to average 74.2 ppg. Georgetown hasn’t been outstanding at home this season as they have just a 9-5 record and as Seton Hall has the best player on the court in Isaiah Whitehead, I think Seton Hall and their defense gets them a win on the road. Take Seton Hall to win outright.