Georgetown University Hoyas (3-4) at Seton Hall Pirates (5-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -8.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgetown Hoyas and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from the Prudential Center on Wednesday.
The Georgetown Hoyas will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last five games after a 94-83 loss to St. John’s last time out. Jahvon Blair led the Hoyas with 25 points on 7 of 16 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 6 assists while Donald Carey added 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 5 triples and Qudus Wahab added 12 points to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Georgetown in the loss. Jamorko Pickett added 6 points and a team-high 11 rebounds as well in the losing effort for the Hoyas. Blair leads the Hoyas in scoring with an average of 19.6 points per game while Pickett leads Georgetown in rebounding with 9.3 rebounds per game and Jalen Harris is Georgetown’s top rebounder, averaging 5.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgetown is averaging 76.4 points on 44.5% shooting from the field, 36.1% from 3-point range and 69.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 76 points on 40.8% shooting from the field and 32.8% from 3-point range this season.
The Seton Hall Pirates will look for another bounce back after an 80-77 loss to Providence in their last matchup, falling to 5-4 on the year. Sandro Mamukelashvili led the Pirates with 20 points along with 6 rebounds, a team-high 6 assists and 3 steals while Jared Rhoden and Myles Cale each had 16 points with Cale shooting an efficient 6 of 9 from the floor with 4 threes and 5 rebounds. Shavar Reynolds added 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 4 steals to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Pirates while Ike Obiagu chipped in 6 points and 9 rebounds. Mamukelashvili leads the Pirates in scoring and rebounding with an average of 20 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while Reynolds Jr. leads Seton Hall in assists with 5 helpers per game this season. As a team, Seton Hall is averaging 76.6 points on 45.7% shooting from the field, 36.1% from behind the arc and 71.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71.3 points on 43.3% shooting from the field and 34.4% from behind the 3-point line.
Georgetown is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings as well.
I have this thing with Georgetown, and it may just be me, you can maybe call it personal, but every time I back the Hoyas, something always seems to happen where this team just can’t hold onto a lead or a cover and it just gets out of hand. Well no more. Seton Hall may still be adjusting to life without Myles Powell, but this is still a really good Seton Hall team with lots of talent on it and while I expect this game to be tight early on, I think the Pirates pull away in the second half and cover this number on the way to a double-digit win.