Georgetown vs. Creighton - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Creighton Bluejays (13-4) at Georgetown University Hoyas (11-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas -1 -- Over/Under: 150.5
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The Creighton Bluejays and Georgetown Hoyas meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Capital One Arena.
The Creighton Bluejays need a win after splitting their last four games. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 77.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Marcus Zegarowski is averaging 17.1 points and 4.8 assists while Ty-Shon Alexander is averaging 16 points and 6.1 rebounds. Mitchell Ballock is the third double-digit scorer and Damien Jefferson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Creighton Bluejays have split their first four road games.
The Georgetown Hoyas need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 78.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 42 percent shooting. Omer Yurtseven is averaging 16.5 points and 9.7 rebounds while Mac McClung is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 assists. James Akinjo is the third double-digit scorer and Jamorko Pickett is grabbing six rebounds. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have won five straight home games.
The Bluejays are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hoyas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 23-9 in Bluejays last 32 overall. The under is 5-0 in Hoyas last 5 overall.
The Creighton Bluejays are probably the better team and have the ability to blow a lot of teams out when those outside shots are falling. The problem is the Georgetown Hoyas are due for a victory after this recent rough patch they've run into, and they're winning at home by an average of 12.2 points while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. The Creighton Bluejays are the more talented team, but this is a contest where Georgetown can grind out a must-win victory. I'll lean toward the home club in this toss-up spot.