The Eagles and Hoyas are set to face off at 4:30 ET on FS2. The Hoyas will host the game at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 143.5 points, and the Hoyas are favored to win at home against the Eagles.
AMERICAN EAGLES VS GEORGETOWN HOYAS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgetown Hoyas -9.5
This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 4:30 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE GEORGETOWN HOYAS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Hoyas.
- Not only will Georgetown pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will American Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
American comes into their fifth game of the year with a 2-2 record. In their last three road games, including one from last year, American has gone 0-3. In terms of ATS performance, American has a 2-2 record going into today’s game. When playing away, the Eagles are 0-2 against the spread, while they are 2-0 at home ATS.
So far, American’s games have averaged 145 points per game with the average over/under line being 135.9 points. The Eagles have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 73 points per game.
American’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 87 points against NJIT. They had an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 16/21 free throws. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 272nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 224th in percentage and 84th in three-pointers made.
On defense, American is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Georgetown. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.
Can Georgetown Deliver Being Favored at Home?
As they gear up for their 5th game of the season, Georgetown enters the contest with a 2-2 record. So far this season, Georgetown has gone 0-1 on the road and 2-1 at home. Against the spread, Georgetown has a 2-2 record thus far. When playing at home, Georgetown is 2-1 vs. the spread this season and 6-4 in their previous ten home games.
Through four games, Georgetown has an over/under record of 2-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 143 points per game so far. The Hoyas’ last five games have finished with a combined 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Georgetown’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 83 points against Mount St. Mary’s. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50.8% and made 15/22 free throws. Dontrez Styles is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.8. Meanwhile, Jayden Epps also brings a PPG average of 13.2 into the game.
At this time, the Hoyas’ defense is positioned 72nd in the country, permitting 67.0 points per game. Against Mount St. Mary’s in their most recent game, the Georgetown defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Mount St. Mary’s to hit 50% of their shots.