Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Musketeers versus the Hoyas? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FS1. The game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Xavier is favored by -7 in this Big East conference contest against Georgetown. The game’s over/under currently sits at 156.5 points.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS GEORGETOWN HOYAS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgetown Hoyas +7

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE GEORGETOWN HOYAS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Hoyas.
  • Not only will Georgetown pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Do the Musketeers Have What it Takes on the Road?

After a 91-58 win over DePaul, Xavier is 14-14 overall and 8-9 in Big East play. On the road, the Musketeers are 3-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -5.5 points per game.

As the favorite, Xavier is 12-4 this season, and they have been favored in 16 games. On the road, the Musketeers have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Against the spread, Xavier has a record of 15-11-2 this season. When favored, the Musketeers have gone 9-6-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 6-5 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, Xavier is 7-2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Xavier is 14-14 and today’s line of 156.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (149.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. On the year, 20 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.

Xavier’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. DePaul, finishing the game with a total of 91 points. Their season average is now 75.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Quincy Olivari with 32 points. Dayvion McKnight also added 13 points for the Musketeers.

On defense, Xavier is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.2 points per game. In their most recent game, the Xavier defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as DePaul knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 58 points.

Can the Hoyas Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

Georgetown comes into this game as a 7-point underdog, and they have gone just 1-18 when playing as the underdog this season. The Hoyas are 7-10 at home this season, and they have lost their last six games at home.

Over their last 10 games at home, Georgetown has gone just 2-8. In their most recent game, the Hoyas lost to Villanova by a score of 75-47.

As the underdog this season, Georgetown has gone 9-10 vs. the spread. At home, the Hoyas are just 5-12 ATS this year and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. Overall, Georgetown’s ATS record is 11-17.

So far this year, the over/under record for Georgetown games is 16-12. The average over/under line in their games is 144.4 and the average score in their games is 148 points, resulting in an average margin of 3.6 points versus the over/under line. Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is higher than any of their first 28 games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Georgetown offense is coming off a game in which they scored 47 points vs. Villanova. Overall their field goal percentage was 27.5% while connecting on 7 threes. Dontrez Styles was the leading scorer for the Hoyas, putting up 16 points. In addition, Rowan Brumbaugh contributed 9 points.

At this time, the Hoyas’ defense is positioned 292nd in the country, permitting 77.2 points per game. Georgetown’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Villanova offense to knock down 53% of their shots on their way to putting up 75 points.