Georgetown Hoyas vs. Villanova Wildcats ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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A seven-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the 16th-ranked Villanova Wildcats (11-3, 2-1 Big East) when they challenge the Georgetown Hoyas (11-5, 1-2 Big East) at Wells Fargo Center. The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Georgetown Hoyas at Villanova Wildcats ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Wildcats beat the Creighton Bluejays 64-59, while the Hoyas won big over the St. John’s Red Storm 87-66.

Georgetown dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.433 (above their season average of 0.268) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.508 (above their season average of 0.506). St. John’s had marks of 0.176 and 0.397, respectively, for those same stats. Villanova, meanwhile, won the rebounding battle. The Wildcats had more offensive rebounds (nine vs. four) and total rebounds (37 vs. 33). Villanova’s Collin Gillespie had a good outing, contributing 24 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Mac McClung fueled Georgetown with 24 points and six rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Hoyas won the last game 85-73. Georgetown’s 0.605 effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Villanova, who had a rate of 0.454. This will be the first meeting of the year between these two teams.

Villanova should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Wildcats currently rank 45th in offensive efficiency, while Georgetown ranks 163rd in defensive efficiency. It will also be a matchup of conflicting paces as the fast-breaking Hoyas rank 41st in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Wildcats rank 264th.

Georgetown vs. Villanova Free Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Georgetown, ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Villanova ranks 23rd in three pointers attempted per game (27.8) while Georgetown ranks 234th (18.2).
  • The Hoyas rank 32nd in blocks per game (4.8) while the Wildcats rank 98th (3.4).
  • Villanova ranks 147th in steals per game (6.1) while Georgetown ranks 182nd in steals allowed per game (8.3).
  • The Wildcats average 15.4 assists per game, which ranks 46th in the country. The Hoyas rank 188th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • Georgetown ranks 23rd in rebounds per game (40.7) while Villanova ranks 102nd (37.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hoyas’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.4, up from 7.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (9.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (3.7 below their season average).