Villanova Wildcats vs. Georgetown Hoyas: 3/11/2021 Big East Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 11, 2021

The top-seeded Villanova Wildcats (16-5) are 8.5-point favorites in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals against the No. 8 seed Georgetown Hoyas (10-12) on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The game starts at 12:00 PM ET and airs on FS1, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Villanova vs Georgetown Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Villanova -8.5 -106 -115 140.5 -108 -113 -421 313

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Total Facts

  • The Wildcats and their opponents have put up at least 140.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 11 of 21 opportunities (52.4%) this season.
  • In 12 of 22 opportunities (54.5%) this year, Georgetown and its opponents have combined to score at least 140.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 6.8 more points per game (147.3) than this matchup’s over/under of 140.5 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 139.2 points per game, 1.3 less than the point total in this game.
  • The average over/under the Wildcats have had set in games this year is 2.2 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Hoyas games this year have averaged a total of 143.8 points, 3.3 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wildcats average just 3.5 more points per game (75.8) than the Hoyas give up (72.3).
  • Villanova has an 8-0 record against the spread and a 12-1 record overall when putting up more than 72.3 points.
  • When Georgetown allows more than 75.8 points, it is 4-5 against the spread and 2-7 overall.
  • The Hoyas’ 71.5 points per game are only 4.6 more points than the 66.9 the Wildcats allow to opponents.
  • Georgetown has put together a 12-0 ATS record and a 10-7 overall record in games it scores more than 66.9 points.
  • Villanova’s record is 4-3 overall and 2-5 against the spread when it allows more than 71.5 points to its opponents.
  • The Wildcats have put up a total of 186 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 8.9 per game), while the Hoyas have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 17 total points, -0.8 per game).

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Villanova Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Wildcats have covered 12 times in 21 contests.
  • The Wildcats have struggled to cover, going just 6-7 ATS when favored by at least 8.5 points.
  • The Wildcats have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 10 times in 21 games this season.

Georgetown Betting Information

  • Georgetown has a 13-9 record against the spread, covering in 59.1% of their contests.
  • When they are at least 8.5-point underdogs, the Hoyas have not fared well, going 1-2 against the spread.
  • In most of Hoyas games this season, the teams have not hit the over (10 out of 22 games, 45.5%).

Head to Head

Villanova vs Georgetown (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/7/2021 Villanova -13.5 145 -1250 +746 Regular Season 84-74 VILL
12/11/2020 Villanova -12 142.5 -883 +575 Regular Season 76-63 VILL
3/7/2020 Villanova -7.5 144.5 -356 +271 Regular Season 70-69 VILL
1/11/2020 Villanova -7 147.5 -335 +260 Regular Season 80-66 VILL
2/20/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-73 GEORGE
2/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-65 VILL

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Villanova Leaders

  • The Wildcats leader in points and rebounds is Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, who scores 15.2 points and pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game.
  • Villanova’s best passer is Collin Gillespie, who averages 4.6 assists per game to go with his 14.0 PPG scoring average.
  • Gillespie makes more threes per game than any other member of the Wildcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
  • The Villanova steals leader is Gillespie, who averages 1.0 steal per game, while its blocks leader is Robinson-Earl, who compiles 0.5 rejections per contest.

Georgetown Leaders

  • The Hoyas’ Jahvon Blair averages enough points (16.1 per game) and assists (4.0 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • Qudus Wahab is at the top of the Georgetown rebounding leaderboard with 8.0 rebounds per game. He also notches 12.4 points and tacks on 0.2 assists per game.
  • Blair hits 2.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Hoyas.
  • Georgetown’s leader in steals is Dante Harris with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wahab with 1.7 per game.
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