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Georgetown University vs. Howard - 12/7/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Howard Bison (1-8) at Georgetown University Hoyas (6-0)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Capitol One Arena)

The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS1

The Howard Bison and Georgetown Hoyas meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Capital One Arena.

The Howard Bison would love a big upset victory here to rebound from a rough 1-8 record. The Howard Bison are averaging 67.5 points on 36.7 percent shooting and allowing 84.4 points on 49.6 percent shooting. RJ Cole is averaging 19.6 points and 6.2 assists while Charles Williams is averaging 17 points and 3.6 rebounds. Kyle Foster is grabbing 2.2 rebounds and Jalen Jones is dishing 1.2 assists. The Howard Bison are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Howard Bison are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The Howard Bison have lost 13 straight road games.

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Georgetown University vs. Howard - 12/7/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgetown Hoyas look for another victory to improve to 7-0 on the season. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 82 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 36.2 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 19.8 points and 12.2 rebounds while Marcus Derrickson is averaging 14 points and 1.2 assists. Kaleb Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Jahvon Blair is dishing 1.8 assists. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 25.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have won six of their last eight home games.

The Bison are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoyas are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Hoyas last 6 overall and the over is 6-1 in Bison last 7 overall.

The Georgetown Hoyas have done a good job of blowing teams out that they should blow out, and this is another one of those games. Howard has played a tough schedule to get ready for the heart of its season, but it's a team that's shooting well under 40 percent and can't get stops on the defensive end. Georgetown should have little trouble controling the glass and turning defense into easy buckets. This game will get ugly if the Hoyas come to play the whole game and don't take their foot off the gas.

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