Your last betting opportunity on live sports during the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday is a late-night college basketball matchup between 2021 NCAA Tournament teams as Georgetown and San Diego State square off from California.
How to Bet Georgetown vs. San Diego State NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info
- When: Thursday, 11:59 PM ET
- Where: Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center
- TV: ESPN2
- Stream: WatchESPN
- Radio: Tunein.com
- Opening NCAAB Lines: San Diego State -6 (total 132.5)
Thursday’s contest will mark the second meeting ever between these two teams with the Hoyas securing a 71-53 win on Dec. 5, 1981. Georgetown is 16-4 all-time against schools from the Mountain West Conference.
Why Bet on Georgetown?
The Hoyas (2-1) come off an 83-65 win over Siena last Friday. Kaiden Rice and Donald Carey combined for 43 points as the Hoyas rolled.
Rice led four Hoyas in double figures with 23 points, his largest point total as a Hoya, on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor. He made seven 3-pointers while adding four rebounds and an assist to his final line.
“He’s an elite shooter. I’ve had the opportunity to play against guys who were elite shooters – Chris Mullin, Larry Bird, Reggie Miller … one of the things I keep telling him is that those guys worked on their game every day. He works on his game and he believes in that shot,” coach Patrick Ewing said of Rice.
Carey racked up 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor to go with four rebounds and four assists. Rice and Carey were the first pair of 20-point scorers in a game since Harris and former Hoya Javhon Blair dropped 22 and 20 points, respectively, in the team’s downing of St. John’s on Dec. 13, 2020.
Dante Harris registered his second double-digit scoring performance in as many games with a 14-point showing to go along with four assists. Aminu Mohammed tallied his third straight game with at least 10 points, finishing the contest with 11 to go along with a team-high seven rebounds in his 30 minutes of work. For the game, Georgetown shot 57.1 percent from the field, its highest since Dec. 8, 2021 against Coppin State where they posted a 54.7 mark.
As a team, the Hoyas rank second in the Big East with their 41.5 percent shooting from behind the arc, trailing just Villanova (43.7 percent). The Hoyas have drained nearly 22 percent more of their shots (46.2) from behind the arc than the Aztecs (24.6).
The lone meeting between Georgetown and San Diego State back in 1981 was just the fifth collegiate game for Ewing, now the Hoyas’ coach and one of the great NCAA players in history.
Why Bet on San Diego State?
The Aztecs (3-1) beat UT Arlington 68-62 last Saturday. Senior Matt Bradley had 15 points and six rebounds and senior Trey Pulliam added 11 points. The game was tied at 46 with 8:38 to play, when the Aztecs went on a 9-0 run. Nathan Mensah and Bradley combined for three free throws and Lamont Butler followed with a three-pointer in transition and Bradley capped the run with a trey of his own.
The Aztecs connected on 30-of-34 free throw attempts in the contest. The 30 makes were the most since March 1, 2006 and the 88.2 percent from the line on at least 30 attempts was its highest in the last 26 seasons. San Diego State is now 35-1 the last 36 times it has attempted more free throws than its opponent.
For the fourth game this season, San Diego State held its opponent to under 70 points, and less than 40 percent shooting from the floor. The Aztecs are 65-5 in the Brian Dutcher era (since the start of the 2017-18 season) when they limit the opponents to less than 40 percent shooting and are 31-8 when they hold an opponent to between 60-69 points.
SDSU is holding the opponents to 38.4 percent shooting from the field and 25.6 percent from beyond the arc. San Diego State is 108-8 since Feb. 12, 2012 at home when holding the opponent to 38.9 percent or less from the floor.
As for this game, San Diego State has won five consecutive games against teams that have called the Big East home at the time of the game. Two of those five victories during the streak came against AP Top 25 teams. San Diego State’s five-game win streak against the Big East is the second-longest active streak nationally (Michigan State, 6).
San Diego State has been one of the best neutral site teams nationally. Since the start of the 2019-20 campaign, among teams that have played at least 10 neutral site games, San Diego State’s 9-2 record (81.8 percent) is tied for the fifth best mark in the country.
Dutcher is in his fifth season as San Diego State’s head coach and his 23rd season on the Aztec sidelines. He to secure his 100th career victory as head coach in his 132nd game. The national coach of the year is looking to become the fastest Aztec coach to 100 victories (by comparison, Steve Fisher owned a 100-105 record at the time of his 100th victory on The Mesa).
- San Diego State 68, Georgetown 62