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Villanova vs. Georgetown - 2/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgetown at Villanova
Date & Time Sunday February 3, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA
The Line
Villanova Wildcats -11.5 -- Over/Under: 157
TV Channel
FS-1
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NCAA BB | Georgetown at Villanova
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The Georgetown Hoyas and the Villanova Wildcats meet in Big East college basketball action from the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Georgetown Hoyas come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins following an 80-73 win over Xavier in their last outing. James Akinjo led the Hoyas with 23 points on 6 of 10 shooting with 4 threes, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and a whopping 5 steals while Josh LeBlanc added 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting with 3 steals and a pair of blocks. Jessie Govan added 12 points with a team-high 6 rebounds and 3 blocks while Mac McClung had 11 points with a team-high 5 assists to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Georgetown in the win. Govan leads the Hoyas with an average of 19.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while Akinjo leads Georgetown in assists with 5.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgetown is averaging 83.2 points per game on 45.9% shooting from the field, 37.7% from behind the arc and 73.7% from the foul line this season.

The Villanova Wildcats will look to build on their current 9-game winning streak after an 86-74 win over DePaul in their last outing. Eric Paschall led the Wildcats with 20 points while Phil Booth added 19 points on 7 of 16 shooting 3 threes and a team-high 8 assists. Saddiq Bey added 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting with 4 threes and 11 rebounds for the double-double while Collin Gillespie added 12 points for his 12 points to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Villanova in the victory. Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree matched his 9 points with 9 rebounds as well in the win. Booth leads Villanova with an average of 18.7 points and 4.1 assists per game while Cosby-Roundtree leads the Wildcats in rebounding with 6.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Villanova is averaging 76.8 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 37.1% from behind the 3-point line and 73% from the foul line this season.

Georgetown is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games and 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall while the over is 16-5 in their last 21 conference games. Villanova is 40-17 ATS in their last 57 games overall, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Georgetown is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams at Villanova.

This seems like a very heavy line considering how well Georgetown has played over the last week and how explosive the Hoyas offense can be. However, Villanova has outscored opponents by 12.1 points per game during this 9-game winning streak and have won 11 of the last 12 meetings with Georgetown, 9 of those 11 wins coming by double figures. The last 7 Villanova wins over Georgetown at home have come by an average of 15.1 points per game. I’ve said that Villanova is a dangerous team as the shot fall in bunches when they do fall, and I think that as good as Georgetown is and can be, the Wildcats will just be too much and the Hoyas won’t have an answer, so I’ll lay the points with Villanova here.

Pick:
Villanova -11.5

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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