Georgetown at Villanova Lines, Free Pick & TV Info

Posted by Kenny Bell on Monday,February 6, 2017 11:28, EST in

Remember when Georgetown was a national powerhouse? Those days are long gone now as the Hoyas are going to miss the NCAA Tournament for a third time in four seasons and that could get coach John Thompson III fired. His Hoyas will be solid college basketball lines underdogs Tuesday at No. 4 Villanova, which is likely to rise a spot or two in Monday’s new polls.

Georgetown at Villanova Lines, Free Pick & TV Info

When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 PM ET
Where: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa.
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
RadioGeorgetown / Villanova
Opening NCAAB Lines: Villanova favored by TBA

Why Bet On Georgetown?

The Hoyas (13-11) had a three-game winning streak end Saturday, 68-66 at home in overtime to Seton Hall. The Hoyas took a 64-63 lead in overtime after a free throw from Marcus Derrickson, but a basket from Angel Delgado on the ensuing possession gave Seton Hall a 65-64 lead. After a Pryor jumper gave GU a 66-65 lead, Desi Rodriguez hit a layup to give the Pirates a 67-66 advantage. Following a missed 3-point attempt from the Hoyas, SHU’s Madison Jones converted the front end of a pair of free throws and a desperation three from Georgetown missed the mark as the buzzer sounded. The Hoyas were just 1- for-9 from 3-point range overall.

“I don’t know what the biggest factor is,” Thompson III said of the loss. “Clearly, 1-for- 19 is not good. We’ve got some guys, when you’re not shooting the ball well, you have to do other things, not just dwell on that 3-point shooting. But clearly, 1-for- 19 plays a part in it.”

Junior guard L.J. Peak scored 18 points, had seven assists and five rebounds to lead the Hoyas, while graduate student guard Rodney Pryor added 13 points and five rebounds and junior forward Akoy Agau had seven points and 11 rebounds to go with a career-high five blocked shots.

Pryor leads the team, and is third in the Big East, with 18.4 points per game. He is third on the team with 4.8 rebounds, fifth with 1.3 assists per game and has hit a team-best 59 3-point field goals. He is third in the league in 3-point field goals made, averaging 2.5 per game. Pryor, who has 10 20-point games this season, has scored in double figures in eight straight games, averaging 18.0 points in that span. The Hoyas have also had strong contributions from the bench in last four games, averaging 23.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists.

Why Bet On Villanova?

The Wildcats (22-2) are off a 92-79 win over St. John’s on Saturday. Jalen Brunson’s three-point play with 2:55 to play gave 'Nova an 87-64 lead and should have eliminated all worry, but it didn’t. The Red Storm scored the next 14 points and the lead was back down to nine, 87-78, with 45.7 seconds left.

The Wildcats lost their composure for a while. They committed five of their season-high 23 turnovers during the Red Storm run, and coach Jay Wright was assessed a technical foul that the Johnnies converted into two free throws. The Cats won the game at the free-throw line, going 25 of 27 while the Red Storm were 11-of- 15. Villanova also had a 40-26 rebounding advantage.

Wright brought Kris Jenkins, the hero of last year’s NCAA title game, off the bench “to get his head clear,” after “Nova’s sharpshooter had gone 4 for 29 in his last three games. He was 4 for 10 overall and 2 for 6 from three-point range, with five rebounds and four assists.

Josh Hart had 26 points, nine rebounds, five assists and a steal. Villanova got a large boost from redshirt freshman Donte DiVincenzo, who contributed a season high 20 points and seven rebounds.

“It was one of those games,” stated Wright. “It’s tough to play with a lead. We had a lead and we got sloppy. The two games we lost have been similar to this. We just have not played well with a lead. We just hit shots – Kris hit shots, Josh made big plays. But there’s more to it than just making shots.”

The Wildcats return to the Pavilion on Tuesday for the first time in three weeks for another Big East clash. Georgetown makes its first appearance in 11 years on campus. It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams. They close the regular season against one another in D.C.

Georgetown at Villanova Free Pick: Villanova Wildcats

Villanova will cover the betting spread.