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Georgetown vs. Butler - 12/27/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Butler Bulldogs (10-3) at Georgetown University Hoyas (10-1)
Date & Time Wednesday December 27, 2017, 6:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas +3 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FS1
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NCAA BB | Butler Bulldogs (10-3) at Georgetown University Hoyas (10-1)
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The Butler Bulldogs and Georgetown Hoyas meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Capital One Arena.

The Butler Bulldogs look for their first road victory to build on their solid 10-3 record. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 77.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kelan Martin is averaging 17.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kamar Baldwin is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 assists. Paul Jorgensen is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Wideman is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Butler Bulldogs have won five of their last seven road games.

The Georgetown Hoyas look for another victory to build on their impressive 10-1 record. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 81.7 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 38 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 19 points and 12.1 rebounds while Marcus Derrickson is averaging 13.4 points and 1.5 assists. Kaleb Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Jamorko Pickett is dishing 2.4 assists. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hoyas are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big East, 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Georgetown, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Butler Bulldogs have not played well on the road this season and are running into a Georgetown squad that's top-35 in field goal percentage and field goal percentage allowed. Georgetown is a really balanced basketball team and its only loss was when it fell apart in overtime against Syracuse. Not sure why the Hoyas are the underdog here at home, but I'm not asking questions. I like getting the better team and free points. So, gve me my third underdog for Wednesday's college basketball card.

Pick:
Georgetown University Hoyas +3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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