Georgetown University Hoyas (3-0) at Loyola Marymount Lions (3-0)
|Date & Time||Friday November 16, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions +6 -- Over/Under:
The Loyola Marymount Lions and Georgetown Hoyas meet Friday in the college basketball Jamaica Classic at the Montego Bay Convention.
The Loyola Marymount Lions look for a statement victory here to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 70 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 57 points on 40.6 percent shooting. James Batemon is averaging 24 points and six assists while Mattias Markusson is averaging 11.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. Joe Quintana is the third double-digit scorer and Jeffery McClendon is grabbing five rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 24.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have split their last six non-home games.
The Georgetown Hoyas also look to stay hot while improving to 4-0 on the season. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 80.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 16.7 points and seven rebounds while James Akinjo is averaging 13.3 points and seven assists. Jahvon Blair is dishing 1.7 assists and Josh LeBlanc is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have lost six of their last eight non-home games.
The Lions are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 non-conference games, 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hoyas are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 8-19 ATS in their last 27 non-conference games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 12-2 in Hoyas last 14 overall and the under is 11-5 in Lions last 16 neutral site games.
Both of these teams are off to strong starts, but it's the Georgetown Hoyas that obviously have the better athletes and are much better offensively. The Loyola Marymount Lions have been strong on the defensive end through three games, but they don't face this type of talent often and are sure to struggle with the quickness and ability to get to the cup. The Georgetown Hoyas and the reasonable chalk seems to be a safe bet here.