The Wildcats and Hoyas are set to face off at 7:00 ET on CBSS. The Hoyas will host the game at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. In this Big East matchup, Villanova is favored by -10 vs. Georgetown. The over/under for the game is 139.5 points.

VILLANOVA WILDCATS VS GEORGETOWN HOYAS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgetown Hoyas +10

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 16th.

WHY BET THE GEORGETOWN HOYAS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Hoyas.
  • Not only will Georgetown pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Does Villanova Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

For the season, Villanova has a record of 13-11, including a 6-7 mark in Big East play. On the road, the Wildcats have gone just 3-6, and they enter this game on a four-game losing streak away from home.

So far this season, Villanova has been the favorite in 17 of their 24 games, going 11-6 in those contests. In their most recent game, the Wildcats defeated Seton Hall by a score of 80-54.

As the favorite this season, Villanova has gone 9-8 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-5-1 and over their last 10 road games, they are 3-6-1 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, the Wildcats are 0-2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in Villanova’s games this season (139.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 120 points.

Villanova is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 80 points vs. Seton Hall. This figure is more than their season average of 72.5 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Eric Dixon, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.8, while TJ Bamba also maintains a PPG average of 10.5 leading up to the game.

In the current season, the Villanova defense has excelled, sitting 47th in the nation by allowing 66.5 points per game. Against Seton Hall, the Wildcats’ defense gave up 54 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Seton Hall only made 6 free-throws.

Does Georgetown Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Georgetown enters this game as a 10-point underdog, and they are hoping to end their nine-game losing streak. So far, the Hoyas have gone 8-16 overall and 1-12 in Big East games.

At home this season, Georgetown has gone 7-8, and they are coming off a 94-72 loss to Creighton. Over their last 10 games at home, the Hoyas have gone just 3-7.

As the underdog, Georgetown has gone 8-8 against the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-11. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hoyas are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Georgetown is 0-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Georgetown games is 14-10. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 144.2 and their matchups have averaged 148.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 8-2.

The Georgetown offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Creighton. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.6% while connecting on 7 threes. Jayden Epps is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Dontrez Styles brings a PPG average of 13.5 into the game.

At this time, the Hoyas’ defense is positioned 286th in the country, permitting 77.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Creighton, the Bluejays finished with a field goal percentage of 58% and a total of 94 points vs. Georgetown.