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Villanova Good Bet Against Still Struggling Georgetown

This matchup between Villanova and Georgetown is a tough decision for betting on college basketball spreads. Villanova is the favorite to win, but that is because Georgetown has lost nine straight and is one of the worst teams in the Big East.

In the Wildcats’ last game, it seemed like they were trending in the right direction with an 80-54 win over Seton Hall. On the other hand, the Hoyas continued to struggle, picking up their ninth straight loss against Creighton, 94-72.

Villanova Good Bet Against Still Struggling Georgetown
Villanova Good Bet Against Still Struggling Georgetown

 

Villanova vs Georgetown Game Information

  1. Game: Villanova (13-11, 6-7 Big East) vs Georgetown (8-16, 1-12)
  2. Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
  3. Day/Time: Friday, Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m. ET
  4. Villanova vs Georgetown Live Stream: TBS.com

 

NCAAB predictions today will side with Villanova, mainly because of how bad Georgetown has been this season. However, Villanova has not been a reliable team to back when making picks.

 

Villanova vs Georgetown Odds and Spreads


 

  1. Villanova is 5-1 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a losing straight-up record.
  2. Villanova is 5-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog of 13.0 or greater.
  3. Villanova is 5-1 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
  4. Georgetown is 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
  5. Georgetown is 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a home favorite.
  6. Georgetown is 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games as a home underdog of 0.5-6.5.
  7. The Over is 4-0-1 in Georgetown’s last five games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5.
  8. The Over is 4-0 in Georgetown’s last four games following an ATS loss.

 

Villanova vs Georgetown ATS Pick: Villanova -10½

The best option in college basketball picks is to go with Villanova despite not having much faith in the team. While the Wildcats have won two of their last three games, beating Providence and Seton Hall, it was not going great before that.

Before Villanova beat Providence, it was on a five-game losing streak. Sure, that stretch did include three games against ranked opponents, but the Wildcats only covered one spread in that time. They were even favored to beat a ranked opponent in Marquette at home but lost.

The last win over Seton Hall has the chance to spark something for Villanova, with a big offensive performance from Eric Dixon. He had 18 points in the game and is averaging 17.7 against Big East teams this season.

However, the main question is, can Villanova cover this large spread set by the sportsbook? The spread is so large because of how bad Georgetown has been. Losing nine straight is not good, and the last five spreads have all been double digits, with the Hoyas only covering twice.

 

Villanova vs Georgetown Over/Under Pick: Over 139½

With all of Georgetown’s issues this season, hitting the over has been somewhat consistent. The Hoyas have hit the over in 14 of 24 games, doing so eight times over the last 10.

That could lean college basketball odds toward the over in this game. Another reason Georgetown hits the over frequently is that the team’s defense has struggled. Against conference opponents, the Hoyas allow 82.1 points per game.

Villanova has not exactly been the best offense in the Big East, averaging 72.5 points per game this season, but it should take advantage of Georgetown’s defense.

 

Villanova vs Georgetown Player Prop Pick: Eric Dixon Over 16.5 points (-110)

It will be crucial if Dixon can exploit the weak Georgetown defense for Villanova. He is coming off a big game against Seton Hall but has also been playing well recently. Dixon is the top scorer for the Wildcats against conference opponents, with 17.7 points per game, averaging 15.8 points per game this season.

 

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Villanova vs Georgetown Score Prediction

Villanova 78, Georgetown 66

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Who is going to be the leading scorer in the Georgetown vs Villanova game?


Eric Dixon for Villanova is the best option to lead this game in scoring, being on the team that should win, with him playing a big part.

Could Villanova revive its season with a win against Georgetown?


Villanova will need a lot to go right, but a big win over Georgetown could start to make up for the recent five-game losing streak.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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