Betting on today’s Hoyas and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on FS1. The over/under for this game is set at 140 points, and Villanova is favored by -15.5 vs. Georgetown in a Big East conference matchup.

GEORGETOWN HOYAS VS VILLANOVA WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgetown Hoyas +15.5

This game will be played at Finneran Pavilion at 6:30 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE GEORGETOWN HOYAS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Villanova winning straight-up, we like Georgetown at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Georgetown Shock Everyone at Finneran Pavilion?

Georgetown is coming off a 77-76 win over DePaul, and the Hoyas have gone 1-4 in their last five games on the road. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games away from home.

For the season, Georgetown is 9-18 overall and 2-14 in Big East play. As the underdog, the Hoyas have gone just 1-17. They have gone 7-10 at home and 2-8 on the road.

Georgetown’s ATS record this season is 11-16, and they are 6-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Hoyas are 9-9 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Georgetown’s ATS mark is 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Georgetown games is 16-11. So far, the average point total in their games is 149 points, which is 4.4 points higher than the average over/under line of 144.6. Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (150 points) and their last five games (153 points). Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 8-2.

Georgetown recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 77 points against DePaul. This output exceeded their season average of 71.7 points per game. Jayden Epps led the team in scoring, putting up 33 points. Additionally, Rowan Brumbaugh contributed 14 points for the Hoyas.

Coming into the game, Georgetown will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 77.3 points per game (287th). Against DePaul in their most recent game, the Georgetown defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing DePaul to hit 45% of their shots.

Will the Wildcats Live Up to Expectations at Home?

After losing to Connecticut by 24 points in their last game, Villanova will look to bounce back against Georgetown. The Wildcats are 15-12 overall this season, including an 11-5 record at home.

So far, Villanova has been favored in 19 of their 27 games, going 13-6 in those contests. At home, they have won three straight games, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

As the favorite this season, Villanova has an 11-8 record vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 7-3 ATS. At home, Villanova is 10-6 vs. the spread this year and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 140 is higher than the average over/under line in Villanova games this season (139.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 129 points.

In their recent matchup, the Villanova offense ended with 54 points against Connecticut. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.3% and made 3 threes. On the offensive front, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 324th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 271st in terms of percentage and 39th in three-pointers made.

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 42nd nationally, allowing an average of 66.3 points per contest. So far, the Villanova defense is giving up an average of 7.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.9 times per game (363rd).