Joe D's NCAAB SYRACUSE/GEORGETOWN Winner
Syracuse vs. Georgetown,
03/15/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 58 - 55
Point Spread: -1/-108 Georgetown
Today's winner is Georgetown over Syracuse.
These two Big East rivals met twice this season , as G'Town won and covered both, 57-46 and last Saturday's, 61-39 beat down. The Hoyas ended the Orangemen's 38 game home win-streak, February 23rd. So the public fired on the 'Cuse in the last meeting, thinking revenge was a big factor. It wasn't. You see, Georgetown has taken 14 of their L15 overall, going 12-3 ATS. Big East Player of the Year, Otto Porter (16.4 PPG and 7.4 RPG) leads a Hoyas team that can shoot and shoot well. That are solid with the long ball and overall rank 54th in FG%. On "D". they allow just 55.7 PPG (8th), 37.7 FG% (8th), and 30.1% beyond the arc. Their tandem of Guard's, Starks and Smith-Rivera are averaging 26.2 PPG in the team's current 13-1 run, hitting 35 of 76 from 3-point land. Syracuse's kryptonite is Georgetown. Sutherland has struggled over the last leg of the season, with his numbers plummeting against the Hoya's. The Orange shot a combined 5 for 31 beyond the arc and was held to an average of 42.5 PPG (31.5 PPG less than any other foe) in the two contests vs. the Hoyas. The Orange are 1-5 ATS their L6 games played vs. the Hoyas, 3-8 ATS their L11 games played on neutral sites, and 2-5 ATS their L7 vs. the Big East. The Hoyas are 9-1 ATS their L10 games played vs. teams with a winning percentage of over .600, 19-7 ATS their L26 neutral site games, and 11-3 ATS their L14 games played against the Big East. Take Georgetown. Thank you