GAME: #811 Georgetown vs #812 Villanova
TIME: 2/7/2021 – 2:30p EST
SPREAD: Villanova -13.5
The Georgetown Hoyas (5-8) visit a fellow Big East team, the #3 Villanova Wildcats (11-2) at Finneran Pavilion on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET. The Hoyas beat Creighton 86-79 in its last game and the Wildcats lost to St. Johns by a score of 59-70. These teams met back in December at Georgetown and Villanova won 63-76.
The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 72 points per game on 42% field-goal shooting along with 8.8 threes per game on 35% three-point shooting. The Hoyas are averaging 10.1 offensive rebounds per game but also averaging 14.9 turnovers. Georgetown is allowing 74 points per game on 41% field-goal shooting while forcing 10 turnovers along with 7.9 steals and 2.7 blocks per game on the defensive end. Georgetown is led by Jahvon Blair who’s averaging 17.6 points, 4.2 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game.
The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 77 points per game on 45% field-goal shooting along with 9.8 threes on 36% three-point shooting. Villanova is allowing 67 points per game on 45% field-goal shooting while forcing 13.2 turnovers and adding 3.8 steals and 2.9 blocks per game on defense. The Wildcats are led by Jeremiah Robinson-Earl who is averaging 15.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.
- Under is 4-1 in Hoya’s last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Hoyas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Hoyas are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight-up win.
- Hoyas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- The Hoyas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games.
- Over is 4-1 in the Wildcats last 5 games as a home favorite.
- Over is 4-1 in the Wildcat’s last 5 home games.
HEAD TO HEAD
- The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
- The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
GEORGETOWN vs VILLANOVA PREDICTION PICK
Georgetown is coming off a huge upset win over #15 ranked Creighton which sets them up for a letdown. Villanova is coming off its worst performance of the season and is in a spot where teams typically play hard and perform well to redeem themselves. The public is all over Georgetown in this one as well because the points look tempting however Villanova beat them by 13 on their own court in December. Look for the Wildcats to show up focused to pound the Hoyas in a big win. Both of these teams can score which should give the Over the best chance at coming in on this one. The Bookie is taking the Villanova Wildcats to cover the spread in high scoring fashion.
The Bookie: Villanova -13.5 / Over 144
Fade the Public: Villanova / Under
Sharp Action: Villanova / Over