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Xavier vs Georgetown Basketball Picks 1-19-24

Georgetown Hoyas (8-9) vs. Xavier Musketeers (9-8)
January 19, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -12.5; Over/Under: 149.5
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The Georgetown Hoyas will play the Xavier Musketeers in a Big East game on Friday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Georgetown has lost five of their last six games, while Xavier is on a two game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Georgetown vs Xavier prediction.

Georgetown Preview

The Georgetown Hoyas are 8-9 (1-5) this season after they lost to UConn by a score of 80-67 in their last game. Georgetown trailed 40-31 at halftime and allowed another 40 points in the second half for the loss. The Hoyas shot 34% from the field and made 29 free throws in the game. Georgetown lost to Seton Hall by a score of 74-70 in the game prior to UConn, but did defeat DePaul by a score of 68-65 in the game before that. The Hoyas are scoring 71.9 points per game with 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, while allowing 72.7 points against per game this year. Jayden Epps is averaging 18 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game. Georgetown is shooting 42.3% from the field, 71.7% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this season. 

Xavier Preview

The Xavier Musketeers are 9-8 (3-3) this year after they defeated Butler by a score of 85-71 in their last game. Xavier led 46-32 at the half and was able to maintain the lead in the second half for the win. The Musketeers shot 46.2% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Xavier defeated Providence by a score of 85-65 in the game prior to Butler, but lost to UConn and Villanova before that. The Musketeers are scoring 75.8 points per game with 40.4 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game, while giving up 69.8 points against per game this season. Quincy Olivari is averaging 17.6 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Xavier is shooting 44% from the field, 73% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year. 

Georgetown vs Xavier Betting Prediction

Xavier comes into this game looking for their third straight win and they have scored 85 points in each of their last two games. The Musketeers did lose to UConn and Villanova prior to this winning streak, but those losses came by a combined six points. Georgetown just lost by 13 points on the road against UConn and they only have one conference win so far this season. The Hoyas are allowing 72.7 points against per game on defense and they have allowed at least 74 points in four of their last five games. I don’t have much faith in this Georgetown team when they are on the road, so give me Xavier to win easily and cover the spread. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Xavier -12.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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