Georgetown vs. Marquette Prediction
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Marquette as a 3-point favorite over Georgetown, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 126. The Hoyas enter the game with a 10-1 overall record while the Golden Eagles are currently 10-3.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Hoyas opened as a 2-point underdog but the line has been bet up to 3 at most online and Las Vegas sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 55% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Hoyas. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Butler. According to latest college basketball trends, Georgetown is 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 road games following three or more consecutive home games. Last year: (3/3/12): MARQUETTE (-5) over Georgetown, 83-69. Georgetown (10-1 SU, 2-5 ATS) has won nine of their last 10 conference openers. They have had plenty of rest as they last played on Dec. 22, defeating local rival American, 65-48 at home as Otto Porter scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds.
The Golden Eagles opened Big East play with an 82-76 overtime triumph over Connecticut on Tuesday as a 5-point favorite. They needed a 25-footer from Junior Cadougan at the buzzer of regulation to force overtime. Porter had a strong performance versus the Golden Eagles last season, recording 19 points before fouling out in an 83-69 defeat. Porter paces this season's Hoyas in both points (13.2) and rebounds (7.7) while sharing the lead in assists (3.2) with Nate Lubick. The x-factor for Georgetown will be 6-foot-9 guard Greg Whittington, who averages 12.5ppg, but has been shooting 62% in his last two games. Defensively, they are still one of the best teams in the nation as they average allowing just 54.7ppg.
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