Villanova at Georgetown NCAAB Odds & Expert Prediction

Villanova at Georgetown NCAAB Odds & Expert Prediction

Written by on January 17, 2018

The top-ranked and NCAAB odds favorite Villanova Wildcats will look to topple their longtime Big East conference rivals when they hit the road to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday night. While avoiding the outright upset may not prove too difficult for the superior Wildcats, let’s find out if Jay Wright’s squad can cover the chalk as huge double-digit road favorites against Patrick Ewing’s rebuilding program. This matchup goes down live from Capital One Arena in the nation’s capital at 6:30 PM ET.

Wildcats vs. Hoyas NCAAB Odds & Expert Prediction

  • When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30 PM ET
  • Where: Capitol One Arena, Washington, D.C.
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: 610 AM (Villanova) / 106.7 FM (Georgetown)
  • Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • NCAAB Odds: Villanova Wildcats -14 (Over/Under at 158 points)

Team Records

  • All: Villanova Wildcats 16-1 / Georgetown Hoyas 12-5
  • Home: Villanova Wildcats 10-0 / Georgetown Hoyas 9-3
  • Away: Villanova Wildcats 6-1 / Georgetown Hoyas 3-2
  • ATS: Villanova Wildcats 10-6-1 / Georgetown Hoyas 7-7
  • Over/Under: Villanova Wildcats 11-6 / Georgetown Hoyas 5-9

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Villanova Wildcats lead 9-1
  • Score: Villanova Wildcats 71.20 / Georgetown Hoyas 61.40
  • Field Goal Percentage: Villanova Wildcats 45.11 / Georgetown Hoyas 40.87
  • Rebounds: Villanova Wildcats 30.80 / Georgetown Hoyas 33.50
  • 3 Point Shots: Villanova Wildcats 76-201 / Georgetown Hoyas 55-184
  • Steals: Villanova Wildcats 8.50 / Georgetown Hoyas 6.40

Why Consider the Wildcats NCAAB Odds?

Why consider betting on Villanova in this Big East battle? Because the Wildcats are superior at both ends of the floor.Villanova has won three straight and 10 of their last 11 even though they struggled in their last game, a 78-71 win over St. John’s on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.“That was one of those ugly road victories you just have to take, go back and watch the film, and learn from it,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said after his team overcame a stupendous 37-point performance from St. John’s star Shamorie Ponds.Villanova got a team-high 25 points from backup guard Donte DiVincenzo as he came off the bench to drain 6 of 9 shots from beyond the arc.“The last thing I come in to look for is scoring,” DiVincenzo said. “The shots just went down tonight.”Forward Mikal Bridges added 15 points and 11 rebounds, while point guard Jalen Brunson added 12 points to help the Wildcats record their 13th straight win over the Red Storm. The Wildcats are averaging a stellar 88.3 points per game to rank sixth nationally while shooting 51.2 percent from the field to rank seventh in the country.Defensively, Villanova is allowing 69.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Brunson is averaging a team-high 18.8 points per game while Bridges is averaging 17.5 points per contest.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 88.29
  • Field Goal Percentage: 51.21
  • Three-Point Percentage: 41.39
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.44
  • Rebounds: 35.24
Defense
  • Total Score: 69.59
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.55
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.31
  • Free Throw Percentage: 69.26
  • Rebounds: 33.06

Why Consider the Hoyas NCAAB Odds?

Why consider betting on Georgetown in this mid-week matchup? Because the Hoyas are playing at home and have a whole new mindset under the former star, NBA Hall of Famer and first-year head coach Patrick Ewing.The Hoyas aren’t playing their best basketball right now and come into this contest off a humbling 74-61 road loss to Seton Hall on Saturday. Georgetown got 18 points and 10 rebounds from junior forward Marcus Derrickson, but it wasn’t enough as the Hoyas fell to 12-5 overall and 2-4 in the Big East.Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas are huge NCAAB Odds underdogs against Villanova.“We have to do a better job of not turning the ball over,” Georgetown rookie head coach Patrick Ewing told the program’s athletic website. “We got off to a great start but then we started turning the ball over and let them back in the game.”Georgetown is averaging 78.8 points per game (83rd) on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging a team-high 17.6 points and 11.4 rebounds per game while Derrickson contributes 14.9 points per contest.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 78.76
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.75
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.44
  • Free Throw Percentage: 78.10
  • Rebounds: 41.06
Defense
  • Total Score: 69.88
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.36
  • Three-Point Percentage: 30.75
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.07
  • Rebounds: 32.88

Latest NCAAB Betting Trends

  • Wildcats are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
  • Wildcats are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Villanova’s last 9 games
  • Hoyas are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Hoyas are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgetown University’s last 5 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

While I’m not real fond of the high point spread in this contest, I’m going to urge you to back the top-ranked Villanova Wildcats to narrowly cover it simply because Georgetown is struggling mightily right now. The Hoyas have lost two of three and four of their last six games overall including a 24-point loss to Creighton on Jan. 6.Villanova has compiled a seriously consistent 34-16-1 ATS mark in their last 51 road games while also going 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. Conversely, Georgetown is just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. While the Hoyas have gone 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games and the Wildcats are just 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Georgetown, I’m thinking Villanova’s lackluster effort in their last contest will propel them to a big road win in this affair.Pick: Villanova Wildcats 86 – Georgetown Hoyas 70