Xavier Musketeers vs. Georgetown Hoyas: 3/2/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 2, 2021

The Xavier Musketeers (13-5) visit the Georgetown Hoyas (8-11) as 1.5-point favorites after Paul Scruggs went off for 23 points in the Musketeers 77-69 victory over Creighton. The game airs on FS1 at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is 147.5.

Betting Information

Xavier vs Georgetown Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Xavier -1.5 -113 -109 147.5 -110 -112 -125 102

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Xavier vs Georgetown
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Georgetown (+1.5) Under (147.5) Georgetown 73 Xavier 72

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Total Facts

  • In nine of 18 games (50%) this year, the Musketeers and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 147.5 points.
  • Georgetown has combined with its opponents to score more than 147.5 points in seven of 19 games (36.8%) this season.
  • The Musketeers and the Hoyas combine to average 0.1 more points per game than the over/under of 147.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 142.8 points per game, 4.7 fewer than the point total for this game.
  • The average point total for Musketeers games this season is 0.7 fewer points than the total of 147.5 in this matchup.
  • Hoyas games this season have averaged a total of 143.6 points, 3.9 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Musketeers average just four more points per game (76.5) than the Hoyas allow (72.5).
  • Xavier has a 9-1 record overall and a 6-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 72.5 points.
  • When Georgetown gives up more than 76.5 points, it is 4-3 against the spread and 2-5 overall.
  • The Hoyas put up an average of 71.1 points per game, just 0.8 more points than the 70.3 the Musketeers allow.
  • Georgetown is 6-4 overall and 8-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 70.3 points.
  • Xavier’s record is 2-7 against the spread and 5-4 overall when it gives up more than 71.1 points.
  • The Musketeers have totaled 111 more points than their opponents this season (6.2 per game on average), while the Hoyas have been out-scored by 26 total points (1.4 per game average differential).

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Xavier Betting Information

  • Xavier has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-8 record.
  • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Musketeers have struggled to a 5-6 record ATS this season.
  • In 11 of 18 (61.1%) contests this season, Xavier and its opponents have hit the over.

Georgetown Betting Information

  • Georgetown has a winning record against the spread, going 11-8 ATS (covering 57.9% of the time).
  • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Hoyas have fared well, going 3-2 against the spread.
  • Georgetown and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this season — 9 of 19 (47.4%).

Head to Head

Xavier vs Georgetown (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/1/2020 Xavier -3.5 142 -174 +141 Regular Season 66-63 XAV
1/22/2020 Xavier -4.5 147 -196 +159 Regular Season 66-57 XAV
1/31/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-73 GEORGE
1/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-75 XAV

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Xavier Leaders

  • The Musketeers leader in points and rebounds is Zach Freemantle, who scores 16.9 points and pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game.
  • Scruggs leads Xavier in assists, averaging 6.1 per game while also scoring 14.4 points per contest.
  • Nate Johnson hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Musketeers, knocking down shots from downtown at a rate of 2.6 per contest.
  • Scruggs is the Musketeers leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Bryan Griffin leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Georgetown Leaders

  • The Hoyas’ Jahvon Blair racks up enough points (15.8 per game) and assists (4.3 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • The Hoyas’ top rebounder is Qudus Wahab — he pulls down 8.1 per game while averaging 11.8 points per game.
  • Blair’s 2.7 made threes per game lead the Hoyas.
  • Don Carey (1.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Georgetown while Wahab (1.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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