Hoyas vs. Wildcats Prediction
The 14th-ranked Villanova Wildcats are on a nine-game winning streak and have rolled through Big East Conference play entering today’s home contest versus the Georgetown Hoyas. Can Villanova stay unbeaten in Big East play with a convincing win today?
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Wells Fargo Center at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 157.5 points. As of Sunday morning, 59 percent of public bets are coming in on host Villanova. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hoyas secure win over Musketeers
Georgetown rallied late Thursday night at home in an 80-73 home victory over Xavier to improve to 14-7 overall and 4-4 in Big East play. The Hoyas outscored the Musketeers 52-37 in the second half of the win. Georgetown shot 28-of-56 from the floor, 8-of-20 from 3-point distance and 16-of-21 at the free throw line. James Akinjo paced the Hoyas with 23 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range plus 7-of-7 from the free throw line. He added five rebounds, five steals and four assists. Josh LeBlanc accounted for 17 points, four boards, three steals, two dimes and two blocked shots. Jessie Govan tallied 12 points, six caroms and three blocked shots. Mac McClung added 11 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Wildcats race past Blue Demons
Villanova earned an 86-74 victory Wednesday night at DePaul to improve to 17-4 overall and 8-0 in the Big East Conference. The Wildcats outscored the hosts 46-34 in the second half to pull away. Villanova shot 31-of-66 from the floor, 15-of-35 from 3-point distance and 9-of-15 from the free throw line. Eric Paschall led the way with 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting including 2-of-9 from 3-point range plus 6-of-9 at the free throw line. He also pulled down four rebounds. Phil Booth tallied 19 points and eight rebounds. Saddiq Bey contributed 16 points, 11 boards, three assists and two steals. Collin Gillespie added 12 points, four caroms and two dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hoyas are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games. The road team is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last five Big East games. Villanova is 45-21-1 ATS in its last 67 Sunday games.
The Wildcats are rolling along and have the nation’s seventh-ranked offense, but it will be a clash of styles today as they like to play at a slow tempo while the Hoyas prefer a breakneck pace. Typically, the home team has a better chance at setting the tempo and with Villanova playing so well right now I’d imagine it gets in its comfort zone. Georgetown has not played a team as talented as the Wildcats this season and I think it will show today.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: V