The third-ranked Villanova Wildcats likely won’t have any trouble beating the reeling Georgetown Hoyas when they square off in their Big East battle on Saturday. Covering the college basketball odds spread however, could be a bit tougher than expected if the long history between the two schools means anything. Now, let’s find out if the Cats can get the SU wind and bring home the bacon.
How to Bet the Georgetown vs. No. 3 Villanova NCAAB Odds & TV Info
When: Saturday March 5, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Georgetown Hoyas
The Hoyas (14-16 SU, 14-14 ATS) have lost five straight games and simply don’t look like a good wager in this contest unless you like the ton of points they’re likely going to get as decisive road dogs. The Hoyas did bring a solid effort the last time out, but ended up on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 88-87 loss against Marquette on Tuesday night.
Georgetown trailed much of the game, but made a 14-6 run late in the second half to take a one-point lead before not being able to finish on their last couple of possessions. The Hoyas got a team-high 32 points from Isaac Copeland while three other players also reached double digits in scoring.
Why Bet the Villanova Wildcats
Villanova (26-4 SU, 14-14-1 ATS) is superior to Georgetown in every area and have a ton to play for as thy try to secure a No. 1 seed in the national championship tournament. The Wildcats have won two straight since losing to Xavier last week and beat the snot out of DePaul in its 83-62 win as a 22-point home favorite on Tuesday. Junior forward Kris Jenkins led the Wildcats with a career-high 31 points after averaging 19.0 points per game over his previous four. “He don’t pass,” Wildcats head coach Jay Wright said with a laugh. “Bottom line. He doesn’t — but we don’t want him to.” Not when the 6-foot-6, 240-pound wing forward is shooting the way he’s been of late.
Jenkins drained his first eight 3-pointers to tie the record for made threes by any Big East player season and became the first Villanova player to reach the 30-point plateau this season. “It’s not really a difference, it’s just staying aggressive,” he said. “My teammates do an unbelievable job of making the right play. Recently, the right play has just been to catch and shoot.”
Fellow junior wing Josh Hart chipped in 18 points for Villanova on 6 of 11 from the floor.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Look, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Villanova will be a double-digit home favorite in this contest and that they’re going to win outright. If the spread stays under 10 points, I like Villanova to cover, but if it approaches 12 or 13 points, I believe the Hoyas will cash in.
Villanova is 10-1 SU in its last 11 home games, but the Wildcats are also just 1-6 ATS in its last seven home games and 3-6 ATS in its last nine games against Georgetown.
My final score prediction: Villanova 77 Georgetown 69