Georgetown vs UConn Saturday NCAA Basketball Odds Guide

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,January 21, 2016 12:31, EST in

While they may not be among the top teams this year, the Georgetown Hoyas and Connecticut Huskies are still NCAA basketball programs that are considered to be elite. That makes their match-up this weekend something to look forward to, and definitely a game that calls for a wager. The Hoyas will be on the road for this one, and will head into XL Center in Hartford on Saturday, January 23 with hopes of picking up another big win. Tip-off for this one is set for 12 PM EST on CBS.

Georgetown vs UConn Saturday NCAA Basketball Odds Guide

When: Saturday, January 23, 12 PM EST
Where: XL Center, Hartford Connecticut
TV: CBS
Radio: Tunein.com

These are two very proud teams that are both boasting pretty decent records this season. The Huskies will be trying to use home court to their advantage, while the Hoyas will be looking for a performance similar to the one they just put in against Xavier. This is going to be a fun one to wager on, so be sure to check back regularly to MyBookie.ag for all the latest NCAA basketball odds.

Why Bet on the Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown (12-7, 5-2) have had about as tough a schedule as you can imagine recently, as they have had to face ranked opponents in back to back games. They fell 55-50 to #6 ranked Villanova at home, but then followed that up with an impressive 81-72 win over #5 Xavier on the road. While this might seem like a tough proposition for the Hoyas, they seem to be thriving on the road at the moment, as they have now won 4 of their last 5 away from home. The Hoyas will once again be looking to D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera to lead the way, as he is currently leading the teams in points scored and assists per game with 16.4 and 4.4, respectively. Georgetown is averaging 74.1 PPG on offense, and are giving up 68.5 PPG.

UConn wants to continue their local dominance when they host Georgetown

Why bet on the Connecticut Huskies

The Huskies (13-5, 4-2) have been incredibly difficult to beat on their home court this season, and they have in fact only dropped a single game, with Temple taking them out earlier this month. It can be argued that the Huskies have padded their stats a little this year by facing a lot of lesser opponents, but those are games that they still have to win. They come into this one having gone 7-3 in their last 10 games, and having rebounded with back to back wins after taking a tough loss on the road at Tulane. The Huskies are a little better defensively than the Hoyas, and they will be looking to shut down a Georgetown offense that doesn’t really set the world on fire. Connecticut are averaging 75.4 PPG, and are giving up 62.7 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is one that I think will come right down to the wire, as these are two teams that are pretty evenly matched. The Hoyas are sure to be riding high after that big win over Xavier, and I think they can steal another one here.

Georgetown Hoyas 69 Connecticut Huskies 68