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Georgetown vs. Liberty - 12/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Liberty Flames (7-1) at Georgetown University Hoyas (6-1)
Date & Time Monday December 3, 2018, 6:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas -5.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
FS2
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NCAA BB | Liberty Flames (7-1) at Georgetown University Hoyas (6-1)
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The Liberty Flames and Georgetown Hoyas meet Monday in college basketball action at the Capital One Arena.

The Liberty Flames look for a statement victory to build on their 7-1 start to the season. The Liberty Flames are averaging 76.5 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 61.5 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Scottie James is averaging 11.9 points and 1.4 assists while Darius McGhee is averaging 11.5 points and three rebounds. Elijah Cuffee is the third double-digit scorer and Lovell Cabbil Jr. is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Liberty Flames are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty Flames are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Liberty Flames have won two of their last three road games.

The Georgetown Hoyas look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 78.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 19.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while James Akinjo is averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 assists. Josh LeBlanc is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Trey Mourning is dishing 1.4 assists. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have won all four home games this season.

The Flames are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hoyas are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Monday games, 15-38 ATS in their last 53 home games and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 15-3 in Hoyas last 18 overall. The over is 17-7 in Flames last 24 road games.

The Liberty Flames are playing some solid basketball at the moment, but their schedule hasn't been the toughest in the world, so it's hard to figure out just how good this team actually is. The Georgetown Hoyas have improved their play during their three-game winning streak and have played their best by far at home. Georgetown and the small number has to be the play here, as Liberty has to prove itself against a respectable team before I get involved.

Pick:
Georgetown University Hoyas -5.5

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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