Providence Friars at Georgetown Hoyas Free Prediction 01/12/19

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The Providence Friars (10-5, 0-2 Big East) will be at Capital One Arena to challenge the Georgetown Hoyas (11-5, 1-2 Big East) in a Big East matchup. Action begins at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Providence Friars vs. Georgetown Hoyas ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Hoyas fell to the Xavier Musketeers, 81-75, while the Friars were defeated by the Villanova Wildcats, 65-59.

Providence held Villanova to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.6 (below their season average of 31.8) while Georgetown had a better effective field goal percentage (0.517 vs. 0.492). Georgetown’s Jessie Govan led the way, contributing 27 points and eight rebounds. Makai Ashton-Langford, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Providence with 20 points.

The Friars dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the last game, Providence won 74-69. Providence had a much better turnover percentage (5.6 vs. 14.1). Georgetown, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.7 vs. 13.5). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This game should be a showdown of contrasting styles. Georgetown prefers an up-and-down style of play (20th in possessions per game), while Providence is methodical (244th in possessions per game).

Providence vs. Georgetown Betting Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Providence, ATS Winner – Providence, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Providence ranks 47th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Georgetown ranks 177th (14.6).
  • The Friars rank 115th in steals per game (6.2) while the Hoyas rank 174th in steals allowed per game (8.7).
  • The Friars rank ninth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while the Hoyas rank 92nd (3.4).
  • Georgetown ranks 24th in rebounds per game (40.5) while Providence ranks 101st in rebounds allowed per game (34.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Friars have scored an average of 71.6 points per game (2.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.0 points per game (5.1 below their season average).
  • The Hoyas’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 5.6 for the season.