SMU Mustangs at Georgetown Hoyas Betting Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Georgetown Hoyas (7-2) when they clash with the SMU Mustangs (6-4) at Capital One Arena. Action starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

SMU Mustangs vs. Georgetown Hoyas Betting Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Hoyas defeated the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks 68-53, while the Mustangs beat the Northwestern State Demons 69-58.

The Mustangs had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (46.7 vs. 28.1) and had a much better turnover percentage (15.3 vs. 24.1). The Hoyas, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.079) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.529 vs. 0.381). Josh LeBlanc had a good outing for Georgetown, contributing 11 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, SMU was lifted by Jimmy Whitt Jr., who had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists.

It will be a showdown of conflicting paces as the up-tempo Hoyas will look to push the more grind-it-out Mustangs. Since last season, the Hoyas rank 51st in possessions per game while the Mustangs are 344th. Furthermore, the Mustangs, who rank 51st in offensive rebounding percentage (34.3 percent), will face a difficult test against the Hoyas, who rank 22nd in defensive rebounding percentage (74.6 percent).

SMU vs. Georgetown ATS Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Georgetown, ATS Winner – SMU, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • SMU ranks 25th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Georgetown ranks 212th (7.5).
  • The Mustangs rank 114th in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while the Hoyas rank 259th in three pointers allowed per game (25.3).
  • Georgetown ranks 40th in blocks per game (3.8) while SMU ranks 125th (3.1).
  • The Hoyas rank 22nd in assists per game (17.3) while the Mustangs rank 206th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
  • Georgetown ranks 47th in rebounds per game (38.5) while SMU ranks 206th (34.1).