Georgetown vs. Xavier Pick
Will No. 22 Xavier have any problems at home when it hosts Georgetown today at 2PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Xavier is the clear favorite at home, as the Musketeers are getting odds of -10.5 points against Georgetown. The over/under total for the game is listed at 148.5 points. Xavier has won and covered the spread in five of the last six meetings with Georgetown. Xavier already owns an 81-76 win at Georgetown back on Dec. 31.
Xavier comes into this game limping, as the Musketeers have lost three straight, failing to cover in all three games. The Musketeers are now 13-5 overall, 3-3 in the Big East and 9-8 against the spread. Xavier is more known for its defense, as it gives up just 68.4 points per game while its offense puts up 76.1 points per contest. At home, the Xavier defense is giving up just 63.1 points. Trevon Bluiett is leading Xavier with 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while Edmond Sumner is adding 15.4 points and 4.7 assists per contest.
Georgetown is coming off a 74-56 loss to Providence at home, snapping a two-game win streak. The Hoyas are now 10-9 overall and just 1-5 in the Big East. Things aren’t going much better against the spread, as Georgetown is just 5-12 ATS on the season. The Hoyas are putting up 76.3 points per game this season but allowing 71.4. On the road, their offensive average drops to just 71.3 points per game. Rodney Pryor is averaging 17.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while L.J. Peak is adding 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.
Xavier is having trouble right now, but playing Georgetown should help. The Musketeers have faced some tough opponents during this losing streak, but going back home and facing a team that relies on two offensive players should be a good way to bounce back. Xavier’s defense will be able to lock in on Pryor and Peak and cruise to a win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: XAVIER -10.5