Villanova vs. Georgetown - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgetown University Hoyas (15-13) at Villanova Wildcats (26-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center-PA)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgetown Hoyas and Villanova Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Georgetown Hoyas could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 78.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 17.1 points and 10.1 rebounds while Marcus Derrickson is averaging 15.7 points and 1.6 assists. Jamorko Pickett is dishing 1.8 assists and Jahvon Blair is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Villanova Wildcats look for a victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 86.9 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 19.1 points and 4.8 assists while Mikal Bridges is averaging 17.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. Donte DiVincenzo is the third double-digit scorer and Phil Booth is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Hoyas are 12-25 ATS in their last 37 games following a ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Wildcats are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 Saturday games, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Georgetown Hoyas have shown the ability to hang around in big games this season, but they're too inconsistent and continue to get torched on the defensive end. Georgetown has also been outscored by 111-169 in the last two meetings, which includes a 32-point victory on the road this season. The Villanova Wildcats are also an impressive 14-6 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. It's a lot of points to eat, but all the signs point to a Villanova blowout.