Georgetown vs Villanova Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/27/24

Villanova (15-12) vs Georgetown (9-18)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 6:30 pm (Finneran Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Villanova -16.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Georgetown Hoyas will play the Villanova Wildcats in a Big East game on Tuesday night at Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Georgetown has lost 11 of their last 12 games, while Villanova has won three of their last four games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Georgetown vs Villanova prediction. 

Georgetown Preview

The Georgetown Hoyas are 9-18 (2-14) this year after they defeated DePaul by a score of 77-76 in their last game. Georgetown led 41-28 at the half, but didn’t play well in the second half and needed two free throws with eight seconds left for the win. The Hoyas shot 45.1% from the field and made 24 free throws in the game. Georgetown had lost their previous 11 games and has only defeated DePaul twice in conference play. The Hoyas are scoring 71.7 points per game with 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, while allowing 77.3 points against per game this year. Jayden Epps is averaging 18.4 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, and 4.4 assists per game. Georgetown is shooting 41.7% from the field, 72% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers this season.

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Villanova Preview

The Villanova Wildcats are 15-12 (8-8) this season after they lost to UConn by a score of 78-54 in their last game. Villanova trailed 31-21 at halftime and allowed 47 second half points in the blowout loss. The Wildcats shot 33.3% from the field and were -14 in rebounding margin in the game. Villanova defeated Butler, Georgetown, and Seton Hall in the three games prior to UConn. The Wildcats are scoring 71.7 points per game with 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, while giving up 66.3 points against per game this season. Eric Dixon is averaging 16 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Villanova is shooting 42.3% from the field, 81.8% on free throws, and 33% on three pointers this year. 

Georgetown vs Villanova Betting Prediction

Georgetown comes into this game near the bottom of the Big East standings, but they are coming off of a road win against DePaul in their last game. The Hoyas are only shooting 41.7% from the field and they are allowing 77.3 points against per game on defense. Villanova has won thee of their last four games and they are 8-8 in conference play so far this season. The Wildcats are not much better offensively, but they are a much better defensive team than Georgetown. Despite having a 15-12 record, Villanova is still considered a bubble team and needs to gain as many style points as they can. Take the Wildcats to win big at home. 

David’s Pick Villanova -16.5

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