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Georgetown vs Butler 1/1/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Butler Bulldogs (8-6) vs. Georgetown University Hoyas (5-9)
January 1, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas +2 / Butler Bulldogs -2; Over/Under: +144
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The Butler Bulldogs and Georgetown Hoyas meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Capital One Arena. The Butler Bulldogs look for their ninth win. The Georgetown Hoyas look for their sixth win.

The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 69.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Chuck Harris is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Manny Bates is averaging 13.4 points and 1.4 assists. Jayden Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Hunter Jr. is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game.

The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 75.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Primo Spears is averaging 17 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Brandon Murray is averaging 15.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jay Heath is the third double-digit scorer and Qudus Wahab is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

The Bulldogs are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Hoyas are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Bulldogs last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Hoyas last 4 overall. The road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Georgetown Hoyas are an inconsistent, underachieving bunch, but they’re at home here, and they’re kind of due for a breakout performance. The Butler Bulldogs aren’t playing well entering this contest, they’re not as talented as past years and the offense has serious limitations. This is a winnable game for Georgetown. I’ll grab the free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Georgetown University Hoyas +2

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