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Georgetown vs Villanova 1/4/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Villanova Wildcats (7-7) vs. Georgetown University Hoyas (5-10)
January 4, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas +8.5 / Villanova Wildcats -8.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Villanova Wildcats and the Georgetown Hoyas meet in college basketball action from the Capital One Arena on Wednesday.

The Villanova Wildcats will try to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 68-66 loss to Marquette last time out. Eric Dixon leads Villanova in scoring and rebounding with 16 PPG and 6.3 RPG while Caleb Daniels has 16 PPG along with 5.1 RPG and a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Wildcats in assists as well this season. Brandon Slater has 11.4 PPG with 5.5 RPG and Cam Whitemore has 11.7PPG and 6 RPG across seven games to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Villanova up to this point in the year. As a team, Villanova is averaging 70.8 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 33.7% from three and 84.2% from the foul line this season.

The Georgetown Hoyas will be out to snap a five-game losing streak after an 80-51 loss to Butler last time out. Primo Spears lead the Hoyas in scoring with 16 PPG along with 4.9 APG while Brandon Murray has 15.5 PPG and 3.8 APG this season. Qudus Wahab has 11.1 PPG with 8.1 RPG and Jay Heath has 13.4 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Georgetown up to this point in the year. As a team, Georgetown is averaging 73.5 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 32.6% from three and 71.1% from the foul line this season.

Villanova is 51-25-3 ATS in their last 79 games following an ATS loss and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 road games. Georgetown is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games.

I’ve been bashing Georgetown as much as the next guy this season, but I’m actually going to side with the Hoyas here as strange as it is to say. This just feels like too many points to be giving up with Georgetown as the Hoyas have a tendency to play the Wildcats close, and Georgetown covered (albeit as larger dogs) against Villanova in both meetings last year, with a far better Villanova team against a Georgetown team that went winless in conference play. I think Georgetown could surprise some folks here. Give me Georgetown and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Georgetown +8.5

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