Big East foes will collide when the Xavier Musketeers (12-6, 1-4 Big East) square off with the Georgetown Hoyas (12-7, 2-4 Big East) at the Cintas Center. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
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The Hoyas fell to the Marquette Golden Eagles in their last matchup, 84-80. Omer Yurtseven put together a solid game for Georgetown, contributing 22 points and 11 rebounds. Marquette had a turnover percentage of 7.6 (better than their season average of 16.8). Georgetown, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.585 (above their season average of 0.508).
The last time the Musketeers took the court, they were topped by the Marquette Golden Eagles, 85-65. Tyrique Jones was Xavier’s high scorer with 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Marquette had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.1 (above their season average of 28.5). Xavier, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 17.1).
The offensive glass should be a major advantage for Georgetown in this matchup. The Hoyas currently rank 31st in offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 percent), while Xavier ranks 223rd in defensive rebounding percentage (71.1 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after splitting two games last season. In the last game, the Hoyas won 80-73. The Hoyas dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.286 and a solid turnover percentage of 9.7. For those same stats, the Musketeers recorded marks of 0.121 and 18.2, respectively.
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Xavier Musketeers Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Georgetown, ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Under
Xavier ranks 74th in assists per game (14.4) while Georgetown ranks 215th in assists allowed per game (14.8).
The Musketeers have been outscored by an average of 8.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Xavier has defeated opponents by an average of 4.7 points.
During their last five games, the Hoyas have scored an average of 75.6 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.6 points per game (4.0 above their season average).