Villanova at Georgetown - 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Georgetown University Hoyas (10-12) vs Villanova Wildcats (16-5)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: Villanova Wildcats -9 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgetown Hoyas and Villanova Wildcats meet Thursday in the college basketball Big East Quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden.
The Georgetown Hoyas look for another win after beating Marquette on Wednesday. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 71.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jahvon Blair is averaging 15.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while Jamorko Pickett is averaging 12.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Qudus Wahab is the third double-digit scorer and Donald Carey is dishing 1.8 assists. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game.
The Villanova Wildcats look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 75.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is averaging 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds while Collin Gillespie is averaging 14 points and 3.3 rebounds. Justin Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Daniels is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Hoyas are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Wildcats are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Hoyas last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall.
The Villanova Wildcats won both meetings this season by double digits and have a clear rest advantage. However, the Georgetown Hoyas looked sharp in yesterdays win over Marquette and they've had some success in the underdog role. In fact, Georgetown only loses by an average of 4.3 points in the underdog role this season and they're 10-7 against the spread as an underdog. Villanova has had scoring issues lately and is shooting just 41.7 percent from the field in its last five games. Give me the Hoyas and the free buckets.