Georgetown University at Colorado: 3/20/21 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Colorado Buffaloes (22-8) vs Georgetown University Hoyas (13-12)
Game Info: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:15 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Colorado Buffaloes -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgetown Hoyas and Colorado Buffaloes face off on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Georgetown Hoyas had to win the Big East tournament to make the NCAA tournament and that is exactly what they were able to do. Coming into this game Georgetown has won four games in a row and the last three games were Villanova, Seton Hall, and Creighton. In the last game against Creighton, the defense was elite, giving up only 48 points and that led to the victory. Georgetown on the season is averaging 71.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.7 points per game. Georgetown is shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from behind the three point line. Jahvon Blair has been the best player for Georgetown averaging 15.8 points while shooting 39.4 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Colorado Buffaloes who sit with a 22-8 record overall and coming into this game they have won six of their last seven games. The only loss during that stretch was against the Oregon State Beavers in the last game, a game they lost by two points. Colorado on the season is averaging 73 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.3 points per game. Colorado is shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from behind the three point line. McKinley Wright IV has been the best player for Colorado this season averaging 15.5 points while shooting 48.4 percent from the field but only 31 percent from deep.
Georgetown is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. The under is 6-2 in Georgetown’s last eight games overall. The under is 8-3 in Colorado’s last 11 games overall. Colorado is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games played in the NCAA Tournament.
Georgetown is hot right now, and there is no chance I am betting against them. Look for Georgetown to find defensive success and that will be enough to keep them in this game. Back Georgetown against the spread.