Most every expert will have Rutgers to beat visiting Georgetown in their NCAA basketball predictions for Wednesday.
The Scarlet Knights are still evolving with back-to-back victories over Boston University and Bryant after opening the season with a 68-61 loss to Princeton. But Rutgers has high hopes for a fifth straight winning season with a solid mix of veterans and newcomers.
Meanwhile, Georgetown is starting over with a new coach in former Providence boss Ed Cooley. The Hoyas opened with an easy win over LeMoyne but fell 68-67 at home against Holy Cross on Saturday.
Georgetown has won the last four matchups, but they were all between 2011-2013. The last Rutgers win over the Hoyas came in 2010 at home. This meeting will be part of the Gavitt Games series between Big East and Big Ten squads.
The Scarlet Knights were picked 10th out of 14 teams in the preseason Big Ten media poll. Georgetown was placed eighth out of 11 in the Big East preseason coaches’ poll.
Hoyas May Make Over A Good Bet in 2023-24
Cooley told reporters the Hoyas are “not there yet,” but it’s only a matter of time before they become a factor in college basketball again.
Georgetown was 13-50 combined the last two seasons, so Cooley needed to bring in transfers to try and make the Hoyas more competitive, and more attractive when betting online .
“Teams that I coach are known for our toughness, our chemistry, our joy of life,” Cooley told Andscape.com. “Our guys will be resilient, we’re going to need to be.”
Georgetown scored 94 in its opener against LeMoyne and drained 11 from 3-point range versus Holy Cross, but made 11-of-32 from inside the line. Rowan Brumbaugh has made six 3-pointers and scored 15 per game in the first two.
Transfers Supreme Cook (Fairfield), Jayden Epps (Illinois) and Dontrez Styles (North Carolina) are all averaging in double figures for the Hoyas, making the over a possibility in your sports betting Wednesday.
Expect Scarlet Knights To Even Record ATS
Rutgers is expected to push the pace a little more this season, but the under is 3-0 in its games so far because of poor shooting.
The Scarlet Knights have converted just 38.3 percent from the field and are averaging 65.3 points. Aundre Hyatt averaged 18 points in the two wins, but had four on 0-for-5 shooting versus Princeton.
Rutgers should have a big advantage inside against Georgetown though, led by senior center Clifford Omoruyi (10.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks). You should know before going to the sportsbook that the Knights are outrebounding opponents by 11 per game.
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Freshman Gavin Griffiths scored 25 in the win over Boston University for Rutgers, which could get senior forward Mawot Mag (7.8 points, 5.3 rebounds in 2022-23) back from a knee injury.
Georgetown vs Rutgers Game Information
- Game: Hoyas (1-1) vs Scarlet Knights (2-1)
- Location: Jersey Mike’s Arena, Piscataway, N.J.
- Date/Time: Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Georgetown vs Rutgers Live Stream: TBS.com
Georgetown vs Rutgers Betting Lines
Best Bets for Georgetown vs Rutgers
Cooley will get Georgetown going in the right direction this season and 10 points is pretty good value in the NCAA basketball lines, but Rutgers should have a strong edge at home. The Scarlet Knights can dominate inside and, if they can defend the 3-point line reasonably, should be able to earn a double-figure victory.
College Basketball Best Bet: Rutgers -10
Best Prop Bets for Georgetown vs Rutgers
Both teams have the potential to put up points and should be able to top the first-half total of 63 with ease. Expect Georgetown to hit a few 3s and Rutgers to get plenty of points in the paint.
College Basketball Best Prop: First half over 62½ points
Questions Of The Day
What is the best NCAA basketball bet for the Georgetown vs Rutgers game?
We think the numbers are a little low for this game. Take the over (133) and go wait at the pay window.
What is the bet that could offer good value in the Georgetown vs Rutgers game?
While we think Rutgers is a better team right now, it is early in the season and Georgetown may surprise. A few bucks on the Hoyas to cash in on the moneyline at +405 has value.