The Georgetown Hoyas (2-0) will be at home in Capital One Arena when they meet the Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0). Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
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The last time the Nittany Lions played, they had no trouble getting past the Wagner Seahawks, 91-64. With 12 points and seven rebounds, Penn State’s Seth Lundy had a good game. Penn State dominated every facet of the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.308 and a turnover percentage of 13.1. Wagner was 0.186 and 21.0, respectively, for those same stats.
The Hoyas will look to keep it rolling after topping the Central Arkansas Bears in their last contest, 89-78. Georgetown rallied around Omer Yurtseven, who led the team in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Georgetown dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 and a free throw rate of 0.227. For those same stats, Central Arkansas put up marks of 16.7 and 0.137, respectively.
This game should be a matchup of conflicting tempos. Since the 2018-19 season, Georgetown has preferred to play up-tempo (20th in possessions per game), while Penn State has been more methodical (214th in possessions per game).
Penn State Nittany Lions at Georgetown Hoyas Betting Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Georgetown, ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Hoyas average 39.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 14th in the NCAA. The Nittany Lions rank 133rd in rebounds allowed per game (34.4).
Penn State ranks 79th in blocked shots (4.0 per game) while Georgetown ranks 162nd in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
Penn State ranks 12th in three pointers allowed per game (18.4) while Georgetown ranks 294th (26.1).
The Nittany Lions rank 33rd in steals per game (7.8) while the Hoyas rank 262nd in steals allowed per game (7.7).
Georgetown ranks 17th in assists per game (16.5) while Penn State ranks 216th (12.5).