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Creighton vs. Georgetown - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgetown at Creighton
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:30 PM (EST)
Location
Chi Health Center Omaha
Omaha, NE
The Line
Creighton Bluejays -5.5 -- O/U: 158
TV Channel
FOX
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Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgetown Hoyas and the Creighton Bluejays meet in Big East college basketball action from the CHI Health Center Omaha on Saturday afternoon.

The Georgetown Hoyas will look to find some consistency after splitting their last 18 games after an 85-73 win over Villanova last time out. Jessie Govan and Mac McClung tied for the team-high with 21 points, with Govan shooting 8 of 12 from the floor with 11 rebounds for the double-double while McClung had 4 threes with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. James Akinjo added 10 points with 9 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for the Hoyas in the winning effort while Kaleb Johnson matched his 8 points with 8 rebounds. Govan leads Georgetown with an average of 18.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while Akinjo leads the Hoyas in assists with 5.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgetown is averaging 81.4 points per game on 45.1% shooting from the field, 36.8% from behind the arc and 73.9% from the foul line this season.

The Creighton Bluejays come into this game will look to build on a 79-67 win over DePaul in their last outing. Ty-Shon Alexander led the Bluejays with 16 points along with a team-high 6 assists while Martin Krampelj chipped in 14 points and a team-high 7 rebounds. Davion Mintz added 12 points and Marcus Zegarowski added 11 points while Connor Cashaw went a perfect 5 for 5 from the floor in 17 minutes for 10 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Creighton in the victory. Alexander leads Creighton in scoring with 16.5 points per game while Krampelj leads the Bluejays in rebounding with 6.7 rebounds per game and Mitch Ballock leads Creighton in assists with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Creighton is averaging 79.4 points per game on 48.6% shooting from the field, 40% from behind the arc and 69.1% from the foul line this season.

Georgetown is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 27-10 in their last 37 games overall. Creighton is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. Georgetown is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

Both of these teams did a good job shutting me up in their last outing as the Hoyas beat down on Villanova while Creighton did a good job against DePaul on the road. However, I value Georgetown’s win just a little bit more as Villanova had been doing a lot more damage in conference play than DePaul. That’s not knocking what Creighton accomplished as the win came on the road, but I just think that Georgetown has more to offer and the Hoyas have also been solid ATS on the road so I’ll side with the Hoyas and the points in this one.

Pick:
Georgetown +5.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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