Georgetown University vs. Xavier - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Xavier Musketeers (18-10) at Georgetown University Hoyas (15-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas +1 -- Over/Under: 142.5
The Xavier Musketeers and the Georgetown Hoyas meet in college basketball action from Capital One Arena on Sunday.
Xavier comes in here at 18-10 on the year. In their last four games, Xavier is 2-2, falling to Butler and Villanova while otherwise beating St. John’s and DePaul during that stretch.
In the win over DePaul, Xavier’s leading scorer was Naji Marshall with 23 points, six rebounds and six assists. Paul Scruggs added 12 points, four assists and three rebounds there, and Zach Freemantle chipped in 11 points, six rebounds and one assist.
Over on the Georgetown side, they’re 15-13 this year. Since their last win over Butler, Georgetown is on a three-game losing streak, falling to Providence, DePaul and Marquette.
In the loss to Marquette, Georgetown’s Jagan Mosely led the way on 19 points with six rebounds and three assists. Jahvon Blair had 18 points, four rebounds and four assists in that one, and Jamorko Pickett put up 12 points with six rebounds.
Georgetown is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Georgetown is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 overall and the over is 7-2 in the last nine versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
Meanwhile, Xavier is 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall. Xavier is 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS win and the under is 3-1-1 in their last five road games.
Xavier has been playing pretty well over their last seven games, with a record of 5-2 and some wins over a few pretty good teams during that stretch. Xavier has combined for 155 points in their last two wins, and just 116 points in their last two losses.
As for Georgetown, they’ve been giving up points at a pretty good clip over the last three games; at least 73 in each outing (and a whopping 93 to Marquette in their last outing). If Xavier can get their offense going early I don’t see the Hoyas keeping pace. I’m going Xavier here.