Last Updated: 2017-12-07
The Georgetown Hoyas (6-0), 21-point favorites, try to stay unbeaten when they square off with the Howard Bison (1-8) at Capital One Arena. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 152.5 points and action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Howard Bison at Georgetown Hoyas ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Hoyas beat the Coppin State Eagles, 76-60, while the Bison were beaten by the Penn Quakers, 81-68.
Georgetown dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.522 (above their season average of 0.289) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.565 (below their season average of 0.588). For those same stats, Coppin State was 0.250 and 0.375, respectively. Howard, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (17-22; 77.3 percent). Jessie Govan had a solid performance for Georgetown, recording 26 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile, RJ Cole played a key role for Howard with 24 points.
Georgetown could dominate on the defensive side of the ball as they square off against one of the worst offenses in the nation. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Hoyas rank 29th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.464), while Howard is 346th in effective field goal percentage (0.437).
Of the Bison’s 1 games that accepted bets, one have finished over the O/U total. Howard has a solid record against the spread (1-0), despite being 1-8 straight up (SU).
Unlike Howard, games involving the Hoyas tend to go under the total (66.7 percent). Georgetown is 6-0 SU, but they have a difficult time covering the spread (1-2 ATS).
The Hoyas won the lone game between these two teams last year, 85-72. Georgetown was lights out from beyond the arc (13-28; 46.4 percent). Howard, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (19.7 vs. 21.5).
Howard Bison vs. Georgetown Hoyas ATS Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Georgetown, ATS Winner – Howard, O/U – Over
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Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Georgetown averages 15.5 assists per game, which ranks 53rd in the nation. Howard ranks 303rd in assists allowed per game (15.0).
The Hoyas average 4.5 blocks per game, which ranks 51st in the NCAA. The Bison rank 203rd in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
Howard averages 5.6 steals per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. Georgetown ranks 214th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
The Hoyas rank 97th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while the Bison rank 317th (39.0).
Howard ranks 38th in three pointers attempted per game (19.0) while Georgetown ranks 254th (18.7).