Georgetown vs. Villanova NCAA Basketball Betting Analysis

Georgetown vs. Villanova NCAA Basketball Analysis

Written by on March 1, 2018

The fourth-ranked Villanova Wildcats may not be playing their best basketball of the season right now, but they look like absolute locks for the NCAA Basketball Betting enthusiasts when they host the reeling Georgetown Hoyas in their Big East regular-season finale on Saturday. With Nova looking to improve their play prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament, let’s find out the NCAAB Odds value and by how many points the Wildcats will win this game when it goes down on Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love.

Hoyas vs. Wildcats NCAA Basketball Betting Analysis

  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 4:30 PM ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 106.7 FM (Georgetown) / 97.5 FM (Villanova)
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • NCAA Basketball Betting Odds: TBA

Team Records

  • All: Georgetown Hoyas 15-13 / Villanova Wildcats 26-4
  • Home: Georgetown Hoyas 11-8 / Villanova Wildcats 15-1
  • Away: Georgetown Hoyas 4-5 / Villanova Wildcats 11-3
  • ATS: Georgetown Hoyas 13-12 / Villanova Wildcats 18-11-1
  • Over/Under: Georgetown Hoyas 13-12 / Villanova Wildcats 20-10

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Why Consider Betting on Georgetown?

Why should you consider betting on Georgetown in this contest? Because the Hoyas are completely and utterly desperate! Georgetown is struggling right now, having lost three straight and seven of their last nine games overall. The Hoyas come into their regular season finale off a narrow 90-86 loss against Marquette on Monday night while blowing a six-point halftime lead and allowing Marquette’s Andrew Rousey to score 9 of his team’s dozen points in overtime. Georgetown got a team-high 25 points, to go along with nine rebounds and five assists from Jessie Govan, but gave up a whopping 18 three-pointers in the loss.

Team Statistics

  • Total Score: 78.30
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.74
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.81
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.73
  • Total Rebounds: 38.93
  • Total Score: 74.78
  • Field Goal Percentage: 42.83
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.48
  • Free Throw Percentage: 73.28
  • Total Rebounds: 33.63

Why Consider Betting on Villanova?

Why should you consider betting on the Wildcats in this regular season finale? Because Villanova is loaded, mature and have the better head coach. The Wildcats improved to 3-1 over their last four games but struggled in their narrow 69-68 win over Seton Hall on Wednesday night as Mikal Bridges scored a team-high 23 points and Jalen Brunson made several big plays down the stretch to hold off the Pirates. The win helped fourth-ranked Villanova avoid consecutive losses for the first time since 2012013, but head coach Jay Wright didn’t sound overly excited about the win afterward although he did give his team some praise. Villanova looks like a safe NCAA Basketball Betting Pick against Georgetown. “I don’t know,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said about the game. “I have to look at the film. It wasn’t pretty. But it was a great experience for these guys, especially this time of year, coming into a great environment against a tough defensive team and finding a way to gut it out.”

Team Statistics

  • Total Score: 87.48
  • Field Goal Percentage: 50.84
  • Three-Point Percentage: 40.00
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.05
  • Total Rebounds: 35.17
  • Total Score: 71.21
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.75
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.55
  • Free Throw Percentage: 73.65
  • Total Rebounds: 32.90

Latest NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

  • Georgetown University is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Georgetown University is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Georgetown University’s last 9 games
  • Villanova is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Villanova is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Villanova’s last 10 games

Expert Final Analysis & Score Prediction

Villanova got a win the last time out, but they’re not playing their best basketball of the season right now, seeing as how they’re just 4-3 over their last seven games. Still, the Wildcats are far superior to the Hoyas at both ends of the floor and I expect them to beat their longtime Big East rivals by double digits in their finale. The Wildcats rank first in the nation in scoring (87.5 ppg) and I believe that kind of offensive firepower will be just too much for the Hoyas to keep up with. Villanova wins by at least a dozen points. Score: Georgetown Hoyas 68 – Villanova Wildcats 80
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