Villanova versus Georgetown used to be one of the top rivalries in college basketball. In the past few seasons, defending champion Villanova has been one of the best teams in college hoops while the Georgetown Hoyas have struggled. Will that change on Wednesday night when the Hoyas host the Wildcats? Or, will Villanova continue their Big East dominance? Let’s see if these 2019 March Madness odds favorites can beat Georgetown.
Villanova vs Georgetown NCAAB Betting Lines & Game Prediction
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- When: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 pm ET
- Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
- TV: FS1
- Radio: Villanova / Georgetown
- Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
- ATS Odds:
- Over/Under Total Odds:
Why #16 Villanova Wildcats are a good bet ATS?
Although Nova’s hit a small rough patch, they’ve lost 2-of-3, they should run off the rough patch against the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday night. In the first game this season between the two rivals, Villanova dominated, beating Georgetown 77-65 as a -11.5 home favorite.
There’s nothing that’s happened that should lead to a different outcome in the second game. Villanova’s simply the better basketball team. They’ll show it by beating and covering against Georgetown again.
- Points/G: 75.8
- Field Goal %: 45
- 3-Point %: 36.2
- Free Throw %: 72
- Rebounds/G: 35.6
- Points/G: 66.7
- Field Goal %: 43.3
- 3-Point %: 33.8
- Free Throw %: 69.5
- Rebounds/G: 28.2
Why Georgetown Hoyas a good bet ATS?
The Hoyas tend to step it up versus the rival Wildcats. Although Villanova did beat and cover against Georgetown in the first game, Nova only covered by half a point. For much of the game Georgetown played competitively.
Not only that, but the Hoyas average 81.3 points per while shooting 36.6% from three. Georgetown can get Villanova into an up and down game and force the Wildcats into bad shots. That should help them cover the spread.
- Points/G: 81.3
- Field Goal %: 44.9
- 3-Point %: 36.6
- Free Throw %: 73.7
- Rebounds/G: 40
- Points/G: 77.9
- Field Goal %: 43.3
- 3-Point %: 34.5
- Free Throw %: 71.8
- Rebounds/G: 33.3
NCAAB Betting Trends for Villanova vs Georgetown
- Wildcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 versus the Big East
- Wildcats are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meeting at Georgetown
- Hoyas are 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall
- Hoyas are 4-10-1 ATS at home this season
Villanova vs Georgetown Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:
Although Georgetown does often step it up against the rival Villanova Wildcats, things could go south for them in a hurry on Wednesday night. First, the Hoyas are in horrible form. They’ve only won a single game in their last four straight up. They’ve gone 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games.
What’s really worrying if you’re a Hoyas fan is how they fail to cover at home. Georgetown’s entertaining. You often are when you average close to 82 points per game. But, being entertaining won’t help you beat solid teams like Villanova.
Not only that, Nova coach Jay Wright is desperate to turn his team’s fortunes around before the end of the regular season. Nova’s loss to St. John’s stung. Expect Wright to get his team back on track with a big win and cover versus rival Georgetown on Feb. 20.
NCAAB Betting Pick: Villanova ATS